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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Artificial Cornea

The Hindu (India)
August 15, 2022

Indian scientists three-dimensionally (3D)-printed an artificial cornea and transplanted it into the eye of a rabbit. The device uses human donor corneal tissue, and the researchers said it contains no synthetics or animal residues. Each donor cornea can be used to produce three 3D-printed corneas, which can be fabricated in diameters ranging from 3 millimeters (mm) to 13 mm, and can be customized to the patient's specifications. Lead researchers Sayan Basu and Vivek Singh of the LV Prasad Eye Institute said in a statement, "The bio-ink used to make this 3D-printed cornea can be sight-saving for army personnel at the site of injury to seal the corneal perforation and prevent infection during war-related injuries or in a remote area with no tertiary eye care facility."  .... 

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