- A made-in-India product by an Indian clinician-scientist team that could offer an affordable solution to corneal blindness
- Can be sight-saving for army personal sustaining corneal injuries during war or in remote areas with no tertiary eye care facilities
Hyderabad: For the first time in India, researchers in the city have successfully 3D-printed an artificial cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit eye. Researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, have collaborated to develop a 3D-printed cornea from the human donor corneal tissue. Developed indigenously through government and philanthropic funding, the product is completely natural, contains no synthetic components, is free of animal residues and is safe to use in patients.
Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Vivek Singh, lead researchers from L V Prasad ...Read More