Thursday, August 26, 2010

Biosynthetic Corneas

Research is on, to produce artificial corneas. Till date, corneal blindness can only be treated by corneal transplantation using human corneas from cadavers. This has its own problems of availability and rejection.
Biosynthetic Corneas if and when available , can be a real boon to such patients.

in reference to: A Biosynthetic Alternative to Human Donor Tissue for Inducing Corneal Regeneration: 24-Month Follow-Up of a Phase 1 Clinical Study — Sci TM (view on Google Sidewiki)