• Aug 27

    Synthetic Corneas Lend Sight to the Blind

    A new artificial cornea could save the sight of millions of people around the world. Developed by scientists in Sweden, Canada and California, the new cornea is made from artificial

  • Aug 27

    The Eyes Have It: Lab-Made Corneas Restore Vision

    Six patients’ eyes have connected with “biosynthetic” replacement corneas, growing nerves and cells into the fakes as if they were real human tissue. With more trials and improvements in implant

Selected Publications

Foster JW, Wahlin K, Adams SM, Birk DE, Zack DJ, Chakravarti S. Cornea organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Sci Re. 2017 Jan 27;7:41286. doi: 10.1038/srep41286. PubMed PMID: 28128337.

Shao H, Lee S, Gae-Scott S, Nakata C, Chen S, Hamad AR, Chakravarti S. Extracellular matrix lumican promotes bacterial phagocytosis and Lum-/- mice show increased Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection severity. J Biol Chem. 2012 Aug 3. | PMID: 22865855

Scott S-G,  Jun AS and Chakravarti S. Sphere formation from corneal keratocytes and phenotype specific markers. Experimental Eye Research, 2011 Dec;93(6):898-905. Epub 2011 Oct 21. | PMID: 22032988