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Transplanted cornea still sees after 123 years – Health care- msnbc.com

Now this is most interesting story;

OSLO – Bernt Aune’s transplanted cornea has been in use for a record 123 years — since before the Eiffel Tower was built.

“This is the oldest eye in Norway — I don’t know if it’s the oldest in the world,” Aune, an 80-year-old Norwegian and former ambulance driver, told Reuters by telephone on Thursday. “But my vision’s not great any longer.”

He had a cornea transplanted into his right eye in 1958 from the body of an elderly man who was born in June 1885. The operation was carried out at Namsos Hospital, mid-Norway.

Transplanted cornea still sees after 123 years – Health care- msnbc.com

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6 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    That’s amazing!

  2. Floyd says:

    Thanks for dropping by, this is an amazing story, in that the cornea could see after that long.

  3. Let's Talk says:

    Hi Floyd, this is a great looking template you have here. It looks professional, nice work!

  4. Floyd says:

    Thanks Let’s Talk, and thanks for dropping by and reading, nice to see you again I hope you are doing well my friend.

  5. Youreyesite says:

    The oldest person who had documents to prove it was France’s Jeanne Calment, who was 122 old when she died in 1997, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

    The Eiffel Tower was built from 1887 to 1889. U.S. inventor Thomas Edison patented a film camera for motion pictures in 1888.

  6. floyd says:

    Thanks for the info..anything to do with medical it is always amazing to read about, that reminds me I am going to have to take a look at the new Guinness Book of Records.

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