Researchers From MAHE Develop Self Moisturising Contact Lens Using 3D Printing Technology: Check Out

Researchers From MAHE Develop Self Moisturising Contact Lens Using 3D Printing Technology: Check Out

Contact lens offer great promise in the areas of vision correction. However, wearing a pair of contact lens can result in dry eye problems and associated inflammation or corneal wound. To mitigate these concerns, Researchers from Manipal Academy of Higher Education recently have developed self-moisturising contact lens using the 3D printing technology.

The team of researchers, consisting of Sajan George, S. Chidangil and M. Arvind, used a novel approach to 3D printing to develop self-moisturising contact lens. They used AutoCAD and stereolithography, which is a common 3D-printing technology. The research has two major accomplishments, i.e., improving the self-moisturising capabilities of printed contact lens and providing a platform for future development of contact lens with lab-on-a-chip capabilities, thereby paving the way for the lens to work as functional real-time biomarker-probing applications.

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