Pigs Used to Cure Blindness

In July, an artificial bioengineered cornea that Chinese scientists spent more than 10 years developing will go into mass production. The corneas come from the eyes of pigs. Doctors say this will help close the gap between 4 million  blind patients and 5,000 donors.

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Medical workers implant a pig-derived cornea into a patient’s eye in a hospital in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province.

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http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/926360.shtml

 

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