Around 5 million people are completely blind because of damaged or diseased corneal tissue; another 10 million people need surgery to prevent corneal blindness. While modern medicine allows for corneal transplants, there is a severe donor shortage. Fortunately, scientists are now using 3D printers to create synthetic corneas which could help prevent millions of people from losing their eyesight. The cornea is a transparent sheath that sits over the iris and the pupil, directing light rays onto the retina.
If you are living with blindness, please contact SDCB, we have several programs that can help.
“FIRST-EVER 3-D PRINTED HUMAN CORNEAS COULD ONE DAY TREAT A LEADING CAUSE OF BLINDNESS”