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Polymer Promises Sight

Posted October 23, 2006 10:00 AM
Pathfinder Tags: cornea hydrogel medical

Thanks to Duoptix, a biomimetic material, the blind may one day see. At least, that's what scientists hope when the material is used in artificial corneas. The hydrogel material has two networks that work similar to biological tissue. Holding up to 80% water content, it fights off surface contaminants while absorbing into the natural tissue. The hydrogel also offers hope for wider optical applications.

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