World’s first 3D printed eye prosthesis completed by Belgian ophthalmologists

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First 3D printed eye prosthesis completed by Belgian ophthalmologists. While new medical 3D printing applications seem to be developed every week, there are still so many fields in healthcare that could benefit from custom 3D printed solutions. Fortunately, Belgian specialists from the Academic Hospital of the University of Leuven have just brought 3D printing to ophthalmology as well. They have developed the world’s first 3D printed eye prosthesis, for a 68-year-old male patient. What’s more, the prosthesis only cost €1,300 (approximately $1,430) to make, and is largely covered by the patient’s insurance. Continue reading “World’s first 3D printed eye prosthesis completed by Belgian ophthalmologists”