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Sticky biomaterial could repair corneal injuries in patient

April 10, 2019

Vision loss is a serious and common symptom of corneal injuries, with more than 1.5 million cases of corneal blindness reported every year. Corneal injuries typically result from a trauma or an infection to the cornea. These can cause scarring and stromal thinning, which can lead to visual impairment and even blindness.

 

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Harvard Medical School and Northeastern University have now developed a biomaterial named GelCORE, which aids the sealing and repair of corneal tissue.... read on

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