Artificial corneas have been grown using a new method described as "revolutionary." Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a process they say makes them fit better and offer better vision, according to a report in BBC.
Lead researcher and Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon said this had "never been seen before". Cells grown on a curved rather than flat surface were "crawling over the dome in a lattice-like structure, similar to a pie crust", he said. The cells produced "large amounts" of aligned collagen in the same way it is found in a human eye, Prof Connon said.
"There were no easy ways to recreate it in a dish - until now," he added.