Can Eye Prosthesis be Printed on a 3D Printer?

Is the Eye Prosthesis inserted in a real person?

Yes according to news from CNN, a 47-year-old man from Britain became the first person in the World to receive an eye prosthesis printed from a 3D printer.

What are the benefits of a 3D Printed prosthesis?

The 3D prosthesis is cosmetically close to a real eye. Second, is it reduces the wait times for people waiting for a prosthesis by half.

Where was the eye prosthesis printed?

The Eye was designed in London and sent to Germany for printing. Then it came back to London where final refinements were done to surgically insert.

Will this be widely available in the future?

Similar to any new technology, this is good news for people waiting for eye prostheses. Future use will expand the feasibiltiy and research trials will evaluate the safety of the eye prosthesis.


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