PODCAST: Dr Karl Brown on the challenge and opportunity of corneal tissue engineeringDecember 14, 2016
As the outermost layer of the eye, the cornea plays a crucial function in vision.
Dr Karl Brown talks about the extraordinary work being done by his team, led by Associate Professor Mark Daniell, on corneal tissue engineering.
Karl explains how a diseased or damaged cornea can be replaced with a transplant, but when the innermost and thinnest layer the endothelium is damaged,there are greater challenges.
CERA’s world-first research on a synthetic film on which corneal endothelium cells can be grown, recently garnered wide publicity.
Karl talks about next steps and what is needed in terms of resources and investment to bring this remarkable innovation to the aid of the world’s vision impaired.
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