Our artificial cornea breakthrough could lead to self-assembling organs

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Science + Technology – The Conversation February 11, 2019 at 07:27AM.)

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For every person in the world who receives a cornea transplant, there are 69 others who still need one. That leaves about 12.5m people with limited sight because there aren’t enough eye donors. But what if we could grow new corneas in the lab?

Over the last decade, scientists have been testing artificial corneas made from synthetic collagen gel. One of the difficulties is in getting the gel to take the right curved shape to fit the eye and focus light so the patient can see again.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Science + Technology – The Conversation] February 11, 2019 at 07:27AM. Credit to the original author and Science + Technology – The Conversation | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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