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.