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The artificial cornea is a clear acrylic prosthesis (keratoprosthesis) implanted into the eye. A lot of work on the clinical applicability and safety of the design and procedure has been done in Boston – known as Boston Keratoprosthesis. A few other types are also commercially available for surgeons from other medical device companies. In early December 2010, one such surgery restored an Englishman’s sight. Read more about the new eye operation that restored the man's sight.