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123-year-old cornea believed to be world's oldest organ



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A 123-year-old cornea is believed to be the world's oldest living organ. 80-year-old Norwegian man Bernt Aune had the cornea implanted into his eye back in 1958 from the body of a deceased man who was born in 1885. While Bernt admits his eyesight's not so hot anymore, the cornea has performed beyond expectation - doctors had told him the body part might last five years.

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