The use of rapid 3D printing technology in the design of IOLs The use of rapid 3D printing technology in the design of IOLs

A novel process for intraocular lens (IOL) prototype development based on rapid computer-aided design, formulations for 3D printing, and post-printing finishing process.

Advantages

  • Rapid design of a wide range of different IOLs
  • Rapidly manufacture new lenses, either in small quantities or for bulk production
  • Reduce the product development life cycle
  • Adapted to meet the requirements of different clients

Collaborative work between Dr Michael Wormstone, Senior lecturer at the School of Biological Science, and Dr Aram Saeed, a Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, has resulted in  novel approaches for rapid prototyping of IOLs and robust methodology for testing of such lenses in in vitro human capsular bag models.

The team applies 3D printing technology with the aim of advancing cataract removal. The team has developed a novel process for intraocular lens prototype development based on rapid computer-aided design, formulations for 3D printing, and post-printing finishing process. 

The team can also investigate the biological performance of IOL’s using a well validated internationally recognised in vitro human capsular bag model developed at UEA; the data generated can be used to inform the next iterations of IOL design.

Principal Investigator

Team led by Dr Michael Wormstone

Further Details

For more information about this licensing opportunity, please contact Dr Joita Dey