Artificial cornea breakthrough in Wuhan
Updated: 2013-11-15 15:22
By Ma Lie (chinadaily.com.cn)
A hospital in Wuhan has carried out 47 successful artificial cornea transplants, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Friday.
Up to 5 million people require cornea transplants every year in China. This number far exceeds corneas donated, about 5,000.
China started biological tests on artificial corneas in 2010 in five hospitals.
The tests involved 115 patients, of whom 47 actually received artificial cornea transplants in Wuhan Union Hospital. The operations had a 100 percent success rate.