Welcome to the TCD Corneal Engineering Research Lab
Corneal blindness resulting from disease, physical injury or chemical burns affects millions worldwide and has a considerable economic and social impact on the lives of people across Europe. In many cases corneal transplants can restore vision however the shortage of donor corneas suitable for transplantation has necessitated the development of alternative treatments. Based at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin, the main objective of our research is to develop novel tissue engineering, biomaterial and cell based therapies for corneal regeneration.
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