First 3D-Printed Prosthetic Eye
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.

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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.

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