New Bioengineered Corneas Could Cure Millions Of Blindness

An Australian ophthalmologist and biotech entrepreneur envisions a future where curing blindness worldwide is achievable through cell replication and 3D printing. He claims to have developed a product that can mass-produce natural corneas for transplantation, revolutionizing sight restoration.

Cornea transplantation, crucial for restoring sight, currently relies heavily on donors and complex procedures.

The artificial corneas, based on collagen, present a breakthrough. Overcoming the opacity of collagen was a significant hurdle, followed by creating a transplantable cornea structure with multiple layers of collagen.

With a substantial investment, this breakthrough is on track for usage within three to four years. This significant funding positions Australia as a hub for bioengineering, advancing the frontier of sight restoration and making strides toward eliminating blindness globally.

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