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Artificial Cornea is in Sight

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STANFORD, Calif., Sept. 20, 2006 -- A novel biomimetic material -- a hydrogel or polymer that holds a lot of water -- is finding its way into artificial corneas and may promise a new view for at least 10 million people worldwide who are blind due to damaged or diseased corneas or many millions more who are nearsighted or farsighted due to misshapen corneas. The research was presented on Sept. 11 in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society by Stanford University chemical engineer Curtis W. Frank.Engineers and doctors partnered to create a biomimetic hydrogel for use in artificial corneas. Stanford...Read full article

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