After receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea, a 78-year-old patient was able to recognize his family members and read a text immediately after his bandages were removed at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
By ILH Startup Editor
A 78-year-old man who has been blind in both eyes for 10 years has regained his sight after receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea developed by Israeli startup CorNeat, the company announced Monday.
The CorNeat KPro implant is designed to replace deformed, scarred or opacified corneas, and it integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue. Continue Reading »
A Jewish volunteer delegation of Israeli medical professionals traveled to Kyrgyzstan and restored the eyesight of 90 adults & children while instructing the local doctors & support teams on their medical techniques.
A group of doctors from Israel restored the eyesight of 90 adults and children in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month in an ambitious endeavor undertaken by the Eye from Zion organization.
A team of Eye from Zion volunteers operate on a patient – Photo: Eye from Zion
Eye from Zion is a volunteer Israeli-Jewish group established to provide medical treatment to underprivileged populations around the world. Continue Reading »
Gilad Veturi, 16, died after collapsing at the finish line of a 60 meter sprint, donated his organs to save the lives of 6 people & aid others see again.
Nine organs were donated on Sunday by the family of Gilad Veturi, a 16-year-old student at Ilan Ramon High School in Hod Hasharon, after he collapsed and during running practice and died two days later.
Surgeons preparing organ transplant (illustrative) – Photo: Michael Ainsworth/Dallas Morning News/MCT
His lifesaving organs were transplanted into six patients, while his corneas were saved for transplant at a later date.
The teenager, who collapsed Thursday at the finish line of a 60-meter sprint, was known to be an excellent athlete who was in good health. Continue Reading »
Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus report that Cornea transplants take place 3 times more than past monthly average.
Thirty people received corneas at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in July to restore or improve their sight – a record three times the monthly average.
Eye examination – Photo: Courtesy Rabin Medical Center
The corneas came from deceased Israelis who had ADI organ donor cards or whose close relatives had given their permission, or from abroad.
Prof. Irit Bechar, head of the cornea service at the Petah Tikva hospital, said that the number of donations and operations was unprecedented. Continue Reading »
Doctors at Beilinson give 63-year-old man who suffered from severe cardiac insufficiency and developed organ failure artificial heart.
For the first time in Israel, an artificial heart has been permanently implanted into the chest of a cardiac patient; until now, mechanical hearts of plastic and metal had been used here to boost pumping action of faulty hearts.
Dr. Benny Medallion with the heart patient – Photo by Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus
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The operation was reported on Sunday by the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva. The recipient is a 63-year-old man who suffered from severe cardiac insufficiency and developed organ failure.