Hackney man first to receive 3D-printed prosthetic eye
|A hospital patient will become the first person in the world to have a 3D-printed prosthetic eye.|
It is hoped the eye will be more realistic than a traditional acrylic prosthetic eye.
It will also cut the time it takes for patients to be fitted with their prosthetics in half, from six weeks to three.
For a traditional prosthetic a patient has to undergo a two-hour session to mould their eye socket, before the prosthesis is fitted and then painted.
The 3D printed prosthetic should reduce the manufacturing process to two to three weeks, with the initial appointment taking just half an hour, according to the hospital.
It clearly has the potential to reduce waiting lists.
|n/a||BBC, 25 Nov 2021|
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