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Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Artificial corneas may be one way of fighting off blindness caused by corneal diseases in the future, according to new research. Cornea transplant is the choice for a number of patients, but in many cases it is not possible because donor corneas are often hard to come by. Also, a sub-group of patients do not tolerate transplanted corneas. According to the Fraunhofer, Europe´s largest application-oriented research...
Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients "“ especially those facing their last resort "“ with the chance to see again. For many patients who become blind after an accident or illness, a corneal transplantation could restore the ability to see. Each year, 40,000 people in Europe "“ in Germany, about 7,000 "“ await the opportunity to be able...
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