Will Development of a Corneal Prosthesis Made of Plastic Revolutionize Corneal Transplants?

June 10, 2010

For many patients with diseased or damaged corneas, a corneal transplantation could restore the ability to see. However, there is a shortage of donor corneas.

Recently, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Germany announced that Dr. Joachim Storsberg has developed material and a production process for a corneal prosthesis made of plastic. The new plastic corneal implant may soon offer patients with the chance to see again.

Dr. Storsberg’s solution consists of a hydrophobic polymer material previously in use by in use in ophthalmology for intraocular lenses.

Read the full announcement.

 

 



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2 Responses to “Will Development of a Corneal Prosthesis Made of Plastic Revolutionize Corneal Transplants?”

  • ari

    i dont know anymore than can be read here.

  • Marco Vescovo

    Since I had been the distributor of Barron trephines and punches in the italian market ,for several years, I always asked Myself why this research had not been made before. Tell me more

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