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Subspecialties Basic & Translational Research, Cornea / Ocular Surface, Health Economics and Policy

Corneal Construction

Corneal diseases are responsible for around 5 percent of blindness worldwide, but a shortage of corneas suitable for transplantation, particularly in the developing world, leaves patients waiting an average of five years for surgery (1). As a consequence, research teams around the world are in competition to develop artificial corneas that are suitable for mass production. Could 3D printing win the race?

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Jonathan James

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