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Friday, December 03, 2021

3D Printed Eyeball

First Example of Eyeball Printing

 Man Becomes First 3D-Printed Eyeball Recipient

New York Post, Ben Cost, November 25, 2021

The U.K.'s Steve Verze became the world's first recipient of a three-dimensionally (3D)-printed eyeball. Patients typically wait six weeks to receive a prosthetic eye, but doctors at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital said the 3D-printed option could cut that in half. The patient's empty socket is scanned to map the area via software, before scanning the good eye to ensure the new eyeball is a match. The prosthesis is 3D-printed in Germany within 2.5 hours, then delivered to Moorfields and fitted to the patient. Moorfields' Mandeep Sagoo said, "We are excited about the potential for this fully digital prosthetic eye.”

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