CorNeat launched a synthetic cornea named ‘KPro’ that enabled a 78-year-old blind man to see again. This is the first implant that can be integrated directly into the eye wall to replace deformed corneas without the need for donor tissue. The blind man could recognize his family members and read numbers on an eye chart right after the surgery. CorNeat said that the synthetic cornea requires minimal stitches and cutting throughout the surgery in contrast with the artificial corneas developed before. When KPro is placed into the eye wall, the full integration can be achieved within just a few weeks. Right now, ten more patients are approved for trials in Israel. The company plans to open the approval process for eight more patients in Canada, France, the USA, and the Netherlands. ⁠

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