The application of 3D printing in ophthalmology

Authors: Zhao Feng,  Ren Yanxin

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2019.12.017
Published 2019-12-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2019,37(12): 1034-1036.

Abstract

3D printing refers to the approach in manufacturing the three-dimensional physical objects by adding materials layer by layer.It features the advantages of quick styling, high flexibility and cost saving.The medical industry is extensively regarded as one of the most important application sectors for 3D printing.In recent years, due to the development of technical and the enhanced support from the nation in the 3D related research, the application of 3D printing technology in the ophthalmology has been increasing.This review made the overview analysis on the 3D printing technology application and possible prospects in the aspects of medical education, foundation research, surgical assistance and individualized treatment of ophthalmology, made a brief introduction on the 3D bioprinting technology attracting extensive attention recently.

Key words:

Printing, three-dimensional; Biologic printing; Precision medical treatment; Individualization

Contributor Information

Zhao Feng
Department of Ophthalmology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu 210006, China
Ren Yanxin
Department of Ophthalmology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050000, China
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