CorNeat have reported that they had a phenomenally successful trial of an artificial cornea. During the surgery, they were able to restore the sight of a blind 78-year-old patient. The implant they used is made of biomimetic material, fibroblasts, and collagen — the device bio-integrates into the eyewall with no reliance on donor tissue or electronic devices. Within a couple of weeks, the device is entirely fused with the eye.
The other good news is that the operation did not require extensive surgery: it was limited to just a few incisions and stitches. The following day, after surgery, the man was able to see his family members and read the ophthalmological chart. The simplicity of the procedure and the speed of recovery have already attracted a lot of attention worldwide.