Application of Bioprinting in Ophthalmology

Yanfang Wang, Jiejie Wang, Ziyu Ji, Wei Yan, Hong Zhao, Wenhua Huang, Huan Liu

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Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is an emerging technology that is widely used in regenerative medicine. With the continuous development of the technology, it has attracted great attention and demonstrated promising prospects in ophthalmologic applications. In this paper, we review the three main types of 3D bioprinting technologies: Vat polymerization based bioprinting, extrusion-based bioprinting, and jetting-based bioprinting. We also present in this review the analysis of the usage of both natural and synthesized hydrogels as well as the types of cells adopted for bioinks. Cornea and retina are the two main types of ocular tissues developed in bioprinting, while other device and implants were also developed for the ocular disease treatment. We also summarize the advantages and limitations as well as the future prospects of the current bioprinting technologies based on systematic reviews.


Bioprinting, Ophthalmology, Bioinks, Biomaterials, Ocular bioprinting

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