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14 blind people can now see thanks to pigs

Corneal transplants made out of pig collagen prove life-changing

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In news this week, 14 completely blind individuals have had their sight restored thanks to an artificial implant made out of proteins derived from pig skin.

The study, led by Swedish researchers, recruited patients living with keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease in which the cornea gradually…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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