Seeing eye to 3D-printed eye

Written by Olivia Seifert, Editor

A Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) patient becomes the first individual in the world to receive a 3D-printed eye, paving the way for quicker and personalized solutions for patients requiring prosthetic eyes. Individuals may wear a prosthetic eye in cases where the eye has not developed normally from birth, where the eye has been scarred by an accident or if the eye has been removed for health reasons. Waiting times for traditional prosthetic eyes are often approximately 4 to 5 months, but this waiting period has been longer recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a team at Moorfields Eye...

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