Eye transplants don’t happen very often. One reason is that not a lot of people put themselves on a donor list before they die.
Another is that eyes from a patient that’s died of old age usually aren’t the best option. That’s why this team of medical professionals wants to make their own.
A team of researchers from Florida A&M University Pharmaceutics have just succeeded in fabricating a high throughput 3D print of a cornea. Led by Professor Mandip Sachdeva, the project could make for huge advances in the medical field. Not just as an added supply for transplants, they could also be used to test new methods to treat wounded corneas.
Sachdeva, along with Shallu Kutlehria, a graduate assistant in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and research assistant Paul Dinh, are publishing a white paper on the topic in a journal later this month.