Steve Verze, an engineer from Hackney, has received the world’s first 3D printed eye at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Verze received it as his left eye and it is the first fully digital prosthetic eye created for a patient and designed to offer clearer definition and real depth to the pupil.

The Moorfields Eye Hospital disclosed that the procedure was less invasive and would take half the time it takes for a traditional prosthetic eye to be fitted.

The clinical lead for the project who also doubles as a Professor of Ophthalmology and Ocular Oncology at the University College London, Mandeep Sagoo, said he hopes that the forthcoming clinical trials will provide robust evidence about the value of the new technology.

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