Artificial cornea transplant of blind man in Israel
A man who has been blind for 10 years in Israel has been able to see after the first successful artificial cornea transplant.
A 78-year-old man underwent an artificial cornea transplant during an hour-long eye surgery at an Israeli hospital.
After the surgery, he identified the family and read the numbers on the i-chart.
The first human trials of artificial cornea transplants in Israel were approved in July last year.
It is estimated that 2 million people worldwide suffer from corneal blindness each year, and this successful artificial corneal transplant has raised hopes for corneal blindness patients.