In the news
Seriously people, if this isn’t better living through technology then I don’t know what is.
Doctors in England have grown a man’s replacement cornea from a combination of his own fluids and cells (ewwwww). This once unlucky guy lost sight in one eye from a fight that ended with ammonia in his face (yup, that’ll usually end a fight), but has now completely regained his vision.
Best I can tell it sounds like they grew a new cornea for the guy (cool), gave him a cornea transplant (cooler), he doesn’t need the anti-rejection meds transplant patients are left to take for the rest of their lives (awesome), and, oh ya, he can see again (freakin’ unbelievable).
Pretty impressive stuff folks…