Steve Verze from London received the world’s first 3D-printed prosthetic eye at Moorfields Eye Hospital last week and should reduce the manufacturing process to 2-3 weeks, with the initial appointment taking just 30-minutes. In a normal prosthetic appointment, the patient is required to undergo a 2-hour session to mold their eye socket, before the prosthesis is fitted and then painted. Read more for a video and additional information.
The patient’s 3D prothesis initial appointment starts with a 2.4-second, noninvasive, non-ionizing scan from a specially modified Optical Coherence Tomography ophthalmic scanner by TOMEY Japan. This scan of the eye socket and color-calibrated image of the healthy eye is then digitally transferred to Fraunhofer IGD, where Cuttlefish:Eye creates a 3D-printed model from this data in an equally short time.
- Resume Printing Function: Ender 3 has the ability to resume printing even after a power outage or lapse occurs.
- Easy and Qucik Assembly: It comes with several assembled parts, you only need about 2 hours to assemble 20 nuts well.
- Advanced Extruder Technology: Upgraded extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrustion; V-shape with POM wheels make it move noiseless, smoothly and durable.
- Safety Protected Power Supply: Only needs 5 minutes for hot bed to reach 110 degree.
- Strict Test: Strict testing for key components before delivery and life-time technical supports available.
Together with Fraunhofer, we have achieved the very first in human 3D printed prosthetic eye. There now exists a complete technology that truly has the potential to reimagine prosthetic eye patients’ expectations,” said Gordon Bott CEO Ocupeye Ltd.