Chinese boy regains sight after receiving pig's eye transplant
March 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
A 14-year-old boy from Jiangxi, China, is able to see normally again after undergoing a successful cornea transplant operation in Guangzhou.
Doctors from Zhongshan University carried out the operation on the boy last month using part of a pig’s eye to save his sight.
The boy’s condition is stable and he’s expected to have a full recovery. His vision improved with further supervised treatment.
According to South China Morning Post, the boy lost sight in his right eye when he was injured by a firecracker. The accident took place during the Chinese New Year period, when firecrackers are commonly set off as part of the annual celebrations. Read more…