The third international aniridia conference will be organized in Duisburg, Germany from August 26th till August 28th, 2016.
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Pieter De Backer created in his master thesis at Ghent University (UGent) a proof-of-concept prototype of a contact lens featuring an artificial iris that can dynamically open and close similarly as a real iris. His dissertation was nominated for the “Vlaamse Scriptieprijs”.
The University of Antwerp (UA) and the Catholic University Leuven (KUL) are developing a technique for 3D printing corneas, the transparant tissue at the front of the eye. This research strengthens the pioneering role of Flanders in 3D printing human tissues.