Researchers have made a unique gel that is used as ink to the 3D printer. The ink used to print 3D human cornea. The time takes near about 10 minutes to reproduce the whole eye using bio-ink.
What is the fact of 3D cornea?
Scientists have developed a technology 3D print human corneas, which can be a solution for treating different types of blindness. At present, doctors often face a shortage of donors. The current requirements yearly crossing 10 million
Almost 180 million people of the world are suffering from visual disabilities, WHO says. Also, nearly 5 million people in the world suffer total blindness. Blindness happens due to burns lacerations, diseases of the cornea, etc.
What are the Researches say about 3D cornea?
According to the journal Experimental Eye Research, the bio-ink is used to print the 3D corneas. The entire process takes just ten minutes to complete.
The researchers made a gel, which can hold the stem cells. But it is soft as printer ink.
Furthermore, the researchers say they can make corneas according to the user’s specifications. The dimensions of the cornea can be scanned from the eye of patients that matches the shape and size.
Researchers said the solution is not directly implemented in medical sciences but a lot of future. It might take several years before the technology implementation. The 3D cornea implementation has the potential to fulfill the shortage worldwide.
What Newcastle University say about 3D cornea?
According to the study, Many teams across the world have chased the bio-ink for making the process feasible.
They also say this technique will supply an unlimited number of corneas, the light passes before hitting the retina back. It can distort the vision or lead to blindness.