Artificial corneas could save eyesight

Artificial corneas could save eyesight

Cool, artificial corneas might save your eyes in the future. Or even your loved ones…

This is great news for myself since I wear contacts and have a very bad -10.5. (I can’t even get Lasik because my eyes are so bad!)

Well, just in case my cornea goes bad….that’s what I meant….

Working with other colleagues in the EU-funded CORNEA project, research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Regensburg have found a solution. “Our artificial corneas are based on a commercially available polymer which absorbs no water and allows no cells to grow on it,” says IAP project manager Dr. Joachim Storsberg.


One Response to Artificial corneas could save eyesight

  1. This is indeed great news. I am closely connected to the local blind men’s association and I shall pass this information on to them.
    On a different note – on lasik, I am simply scared to go for it despite being stuck with glasses!

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