Researchers from Tel Aviv University and from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center recently described the procedure in the Journal of Biomedical Optics, according to International Business Development Consulting.
Prof. Abraham Katzir, head of the Applied Physics Group at Tel Aviv University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, developed the technique along with his colleagues.
“Every year, for 50,000 Americans on the verge of losing their sight, corneal transplants are the only option. It is a torturous procedure followed by many months of painful recovery caused by sutures left in the eye,” said Katzir. “Using our special optical fiber, we were able to seamlessly bond corneal tissue without causing damage to the surrounding eye or leaving lingering stitches.”
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