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  • The introduction of the synthetic plastic poly(methyl methacrylate) as a material for artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis) is usually credited to William Stone, Jr. who allegedly performed the first experiments in 1947 and reported the results in 1953
  • Keratoprosthesis is a surgical procedure where a severely damaged or diseased cornea is replaced with an artificial cornea.
  • While conventional cornea transplant uses donor tissue for transplant, an artificial cornea is used in the keratoprosthesis procedure.
  • The surgery is performed to restore vision in patients suffering from severely damaged cornea due to congenital birth defects, infections, injuries and burns.
  • There are currently two different types of artificial corneas that have been approved by the U.S. food and drug administration to restore vision the dohlman artificial cornea combines a donor cornea with man-made materials to increase compatibility.
  • The alphacor device is covered by the patientís own tissue for a period of time to promote healing and integration of the device to the ocular tissues.
  •  Both of these options are still being perfected, but have demonstrated clinical success and continue to be promising alternatives to corneal transplants using donor tissue alone.
  • A patient's eyeball, and, at an upper portion thereof, an optical portion adapted to be exposed through an anterior portion of the patient's eyeball
  • The optical portion having a diameter less than that of the cylindrical portion to define a step at a lower end thereof, a skirt fitted around the optical portion of the cornea body and seated on the step
  •  An anterior flange coupled to an upper surface of the skirt, and a support member attached to a lower end of the cylindrical portion and adapted to support the artificial cornea body.
  •  An amnion is covered on the implant in order to promote a stable graft of the artificial cornea to the patient's cornea during an initial reaction period for the recovery of a cut portion of the patient's cornea.
  • The piece is placed on the eye where cells and blood vessels grow in the holes and ensure the artificial cornea remains anchored
  • Plastic replacements have been available for decades, but their implantation is still plagued by side effects such as infection and glaucoma.
  • They remain a last resort option for patients where all other options have failed, including donor transplants," says joachim storsberg at the fraunhofer institute for applied polymer research in potsdam, germany.
  • Storsberg is developing plastic implants but was not involved with the current work.
  • Several other research groups are working on artificial corneas made from materials that encourage cell growth and are less likely to be rejected.
  •  But this is the first time the long-term effectiveness of such an implant has been tested in humans with their help think we are continuing our journey towards an age when medicine can regenerate or replace absolutely any part of your body.
General
  • Artificial cornea gives true rays of hope
  • Blind patients 'should be given man-made eye implants to restore their sight
  • Artificial corneal transplant proven to correct corneal blindness
  •  Germanyís artificial cornea ready to restore sight to thousands
  • Hydrophobic material enables development of artificial cornea
  •  Artificial cornea offers long-term vision
  • Synthetic corneas lend sight to the blind

Uses

  • First artificial corneas provide an eye into the future
  • Artificial cornea using new biomaterials
  • Keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) transplantation
  • Surgeon performs areaís first artificial corneal implant
  • A new look at corneal transplants
  • An overview of the development of artificial corneas with porous skirts and the use of phema
  • Artificial cornea transplant restores sight
  • A Contact Lens as an artificial Cornea for improved visualization during practice surgery on cadaver eye

Products

  • An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels
  • Artificial corneas by tissue engineering
  • Bio artificial cornea regeneration research may bring light to the blind
  • Corneal prosthesis can treat patients contraindicated for human graft
  • Recent developments in keratoprostheses
  • Exclusive distribution for keraklear
  • Ziemer ophthalmic systems receives exclusive distribution rights for keramed inc.

Process

  • A biological-inspired support frame for an artificial artificial cornea
  • Eyes consider the cornea
  • A new fish scale-derived scaffold for corneal regeneration
  • Artificial cornea save eye sight
  • Artificial cornea: new option for the treatment of corneal conditions
  • Sight restored with synthetic corneas
  • Uab eye surgeons offer alternatives to corneal transplants

Patent

  • Artificial cornea
  • Heterobifunctional membrane in application of artificial cornea
  • Artificial cornea and method of making same
  • Artificial cornea flexi cornea
  • Artificial cornea 6391055
  • Artificial cornea Lacombe
  • Artificial cornea noolandi
  • Artificial cornea griffith
  • Suturable hybrid super porous hydro gel keratoprosthesis for cornea
  • Artificial cornea zirm
  • Method of making an artificial eye
Suppliers
  • Suppliers of Canada
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  • Suppliers of Taiwan
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Company profiles

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  • Company from Uk
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  • Company from Usa
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Market
  • Development of an artificial cornea for the human eye
  • European scientists develop artificial cornea that could allow the blind
  • Healionics receives sttr grant from national institutes of health
  • Horizon scanning technology
  • Cornea (development of an artificial cornea for the human eye)
  • Keramed distribution right
  • Artificial cornea or keratoprosthesis
  • Researchers developing polymer-gel cornea that would replace need for human donors
  • An artificial cornea that stimulates stem cell growth
  • Artificial cornea transplant surgery
  • The uw medicine eye institute
  • Central registration key to patient satisfaction

Report

  • New artificial cornea allows blind man to see for the 1st time in 10yrs
  • Artificial-cornea study reports progress in making eye regrow cells
  • Artificial cornea and the future of eye banking.
  • Artificial cornea implanted
  • The new artificial cornea is ready for mass application
  • New artificial cornea could restore vision for millions worldwide
  • New artificial cornea shows promise

Technology

  • Alphacor artificial cornea transplantation
  • Artificial cornea, Boston k sfoldable artificial cornea may provide another option for corneal transplantation
    surgery
  • Foldable artificial cornea may provide another option for corneal transplantation
  • Technology report kunststoffe international
  • An artificial cornea is in sight, thanks to biomimetic hydrogels
  • Silica-based composite artificial cornea by keratoprosthesis
  • Artificial corneas:where are we today

Study

  • Artificial cornea (Boston keratoprosthesis)
  • Artificial cornea and implantation thereof
  • Wilmer eye institute artificial cornea
  • Boston keratoprosthesis (kpro)
  • A controversial episode in the history of artificial cornea
  • Corneal transplantation and the artificial
    cornea
  • Eye repair
  • A historical review of artificial cornea research in japans.
  • Degradation studies and biological behavior on an artificial cornea material
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • A second generation of artiĢcial cornea
  • In vivo evaluation of a novel scaffold for artificial corneas                

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