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Research into 3D-printed ocular devices brings hope to sufferers of cataracts

The artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs) can help patients with cataracts, a condition where the patient’s eye lens becomes cloudy and obscures their vision

The artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs) can help patients with cataracts, a condition where the patient’s eye lens becomes cloudy and obscures their vision. Image: Aram Saeed, UEA

Research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) can be 3D printed using a newly developed resin, allowing for more complex, customisable lenses.

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