Doctors in Guangzhou were left with no choice, except to transplant a pig cornea into the boy’s eye. After several weeks of recovery, the operation was deemed a success by doctors overnight! The boy is expected to achieve a full recovery, and regain complete use of his sight.
An ophthalmic professor from Zhongshan University also told Mashable that this operation could make cornea transplants much more common and achievable. This announcement has offered hope for vision impaired people everywhere. In Australia, over 350 000 people are blind or vision impaired. Surgical options are currently limited, but in hopefully in time that will change.
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Doctors in southern China have successfully transplanted part of a pig’s eye on to a 14-year-old boy to help save his sight.