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They reverse the blindness of 19 people with pig skin transplants

08/16/2022 22:40

CEST


Pig-related research has improved significantly in recent years.

nineteen people managed to see again

A team of scientists claims to have found a new way to help people with corneal problems. On this occasion the solution is made an implant With pig skin. The implant is able to restore vision to completely blind people for two years. Notably, it has been for nineteen people.

The cornea is responsible for protecting the eye and focusing the light passing through our visual organ. cornea They are the part of the eye that heals best, In fact, it is not uncommon for someone to burn their corneas and after a short period of time only applying a few eye drops recovers 100% of their vision. However, it is still one of the leading causes of blindness,

current treatment was transplant of a healthy cornea in the patient. However, the human cornea they get worse when the person dies, so you have to be very quick at transplantation, making it one of the most sought-after parts among organ donors. This may soon be fixed, as the new study by Linköping University has succeeded in replacing Pig skin damaged cornea Bioengineering.

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