Artificial Cornea/New Vision Tech

GUESTS: MAY GRIFFITH Research Scientist University of Ottowa Eye Institute Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Ottowa Ottowa, Ontario GISLIN DAGNELIE Researcher Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland DR. THOMAS FRIBERG Professor, Opthalmology Chairman, Department of Opthalmology Director of Retina and Vitreous Service The Eye and Ear Institute of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DR. TERRY ERNEST Professor, Chairman, Opthalmology and Visual Science University of Chicago Medical Center University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois This week, scientists announced the creation of the first artificial cornea made from human cells. It could help restore the sight of those with certain kinds of eye damage. In this hour of Science Friday we'll talk about this and other new technologies to help the visually impaired.

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