Scientists develop new artificial cornea

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed a new type of artificial cornea using two interwoven polymer gels of similar makeup to the materials used in soft contact lenses.

One layer is very strong, and the other is able to absorb a large amount of water, which creates a transparent, permeable substance with a water content similar to a natural cornea.

It hasn’t yet been tested on humans, but in animal studies has shown promise.

(Via Core77)

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Andy Merrett