Where will the CorNeat KPro clinical trials take place?
The CorNeat KPro began clinical trials during the month of January 2021, at Rabin Medical Center, Israel, with the first-in-human implantation. It will be followed by Canada, USA, France and Netherlands and finally in China later this year.
When will the CorNeat KPro be available for use?
The planned KPro launch is set for 2022, most likely during the first half of the year.
What will the selection criteria be for patients for the CorNeat KPro implantation?
Initially, the CorNeat KPro will be approved as a second-line treatment, only patients who lack a therapeutic alternative or have failed a corneal transplantation will be eligible for the procedure. Approval of the CorNeat KPro as a first-line treatment is a priority for CorNeat Vision and will follow shortly after the initial approval.
Would a person with keratoconus be a candidate for the CorNeat KPro implantation?
Keratoconus patients are suitable candidates for corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) with positive long-term results. Therefore, they are not ideal candidates for primary implantation. Keratoconus will not be a hindrance in the CorNeat KPro implantation in any case of rejection of a transplant or other complications in corneal transplantation as a second-line treatment.
Would a person with a detached retina be a candidate for the CorNeat KPro implantation?
Such a patient would not be a good candidate as the CorNeat KPro does not address the pathological aspect of this condition. Such a patient can only benefit from a KPro implantation as an aesthetic aid.
Would a person with glaucoma be a candidate for the CorNeat KPro implantation?
Glaucoma is not a contraindication for the CorNeat KPro implantation. Glaucoma should be taken into account when planning the surgery as adjunct procedures might be necessary to improve follow-up of the implantation to decrease the risk of progression of glaucoma.