Ophthalmology

First 3D-printed human corneas

The first human corneas have been 3-D printed by scientists at Newcastle University, UK.

Ophthalmology

Eye surgeon uses stem cells to repair damaged corneas

In Hyderabad, India, Sayan Basu is using stem cells in a pilot project to restore the eyesight of patients with damaged corneas. If proven successful, the procedure could mean that Indian citizens can avoid long waiting lists ...

Medical research

Artificial cornea gives hope when transplants won't work

Blindness is often caused by corneal diseases. The established treatment is a corneal transplant, but in many cases this is not possible and donor corneas are often hard to come by. In the future, an artificial cornea could ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steroids could help heal some corneal ulcers

A UCSF study gives hope to those suffering from severe cases of bacterial corneal ulcers, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. The use of topical corticosteroids in a randomized controlled trial was found to be ...

Medical research

Stem cell therapy makes cloudy corneas clear

Stem cells collected from human corneas restore transparency and don't trigger a rejection response when injected into eyes that are scarred and hazy, according to experiments conducted in mice by researchers at the University ...

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