Udupi: MAHE researchers report the development of a 3D-printed self-hydrating contact lens
Udupi, May 18: Researchers from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education recently published an article on the development of self-hydrating contact lenses using 3D printing technology.
The study has implications for the development of the next generation of contact lens-based medical devices.
Contact lenses hold great promise in the fields of vision correction and wearable sending technologies. However, wearing contact lenses can lead to dry eye problems and associated inflammation or corneal injury. To alleviate these concerns, researchers have developed strategies to keep the lens hydrated.
The research team of Dr Sajan George, Dr S Chidangil and Dr M Aravind are using a new approach to 3D printing by developing self-hydrating contact lenses using AutoCAD and stereolithography , which is a common 3D printing technology.
The research has two major achievements, namely improving the self-hydration capabilities of printed contact lenses and providing a platform for future contact lens development with lab-on-chip capabilities, opening up the way to the actual operation of the lenses. biomarker survey applications over time.
Speaking about this achievement by MAHE researchers, Lieutenant General (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of MAHE, said: “The results of this research may have implications for future contact lens manufacturing around the world. We admire the dedication of the research team in this study and congratulate them on their success.”