Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ASOP)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 4

3D Printing of the Eye: A Revolution in Surgical Training

Prasanth Gireesh1* Abdulmajeed Alharbi2 and Poulomi Das3

1Medical Consultant, Cataract and IOL Clinic, M.N. Eye Hospital , Chennai , India
2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine , Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
3Fellowship in Cataract and IOL, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry , India

*Corresponding Author: Prasanth Gireesh, Department Cataract and IOL Clinic, University/Organization M.N Eye Hospital, India.

Received: March 10, 2020; Published: March 14, 2020


  Three dimensional (3D) printing has come a long way since Charles Hall invented it in 1980 [1]. Over the past few years with cumulative improvements in the resolution, accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and speed of this highly customizable manufacturing process, it has become the future of medical education. Depending on the area of interest, these printed models demonstrate anatomical and structural fidelity consistent with the patient’s actual disease process [2,3].

  This fidelity has allowed learners to view and understand gross pathology and structural relationships prior to surgical intervention. An improved understanding and visualization has in turn allowed surgical teams to plan interventions more accurately and guide margins of resection, model appropriate implant dimensions and sometimes create the implant itself using 3D printing technology [3,4].



Citation: Prasanth Gireesh., et al. “3D Printing of the Eye: A Revolution in Surgical Training”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.4 (2020): .


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