CorNeat Vision's First Patient Regains Sight
Biomimetic Implant Provides Hope for Millions of Corneally Blind People with no Reliance on Donor Tissue
RA'ANANA, Israel, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The CorNeat KPro, the first artificial cornea which completely integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue, was successfully implanted in a human. The surgery was performed on a bilaterally blind, 78-year-old male at Rabin Medical Center, Israel, by Professor Irit Bahar, Director of the Ophthalmology Department. Upon removal of bandages, the CorNeat KPro immediately enabled the patient to read text and recognize family members.