A man, 78, regained sight after 10 years following a cornea transplant
The device takes the place of the cornea and is fitted with biomimetic material
This stimulates cellular proliferation, leading to progressive tissue integrations
Following the surgery, Jamal Furani recognized faces and read a numbers chart
Jamal Furani, 78, lost his sight 10 years ago due to corneal disease, but thanks for modern science, the Israeli man is able to see once again.
Furani received an artificial cornea implant that integrated directly into the eyewall and following the one-hour surgery, he was able to recognize family members and read numbers on an eye chart.
The implant, called KPro, is a non-degradable synthetic nano-tissue that is placed under a thin membrane that covers the surface of the eyelid and the sclera, which is the white area of the eye.
The top layer of KPro is designed with biomimetic material that 'stimulates cellular proliferation, leading to progressive tissue integrations,' according to the implant's maker CorNeat.