AlphaCor is a biocompatible, flexible,
one-piece artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis) designed to replace a
scarred or diseased native cornea.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that corneal blindness
affects more than 10 million people worldwide, however only 100,000
people receive corneal transplants each year. This shortfall is due
to a combination of inadequate supply of donor corneas and the
unsuitability of some patients to receive a corneal graft.
AlphaCor is designed for use in patients who have had multiple
failed corneal transplants or in those patients in whom a donor
graft is likely to fail.
Its patented design features are aimed to promote retention,
minimize post-operative complications and restore vision in patients
who cannot receive, or are unlikely to have a beneficial outcome
from, a human donor graft.
AlphaCor is available in two versions, to suit those with a natural
lens (phakic) or artificial lens (pseudophakic) and for those
without a lens (aphakic).
Indications & Use