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1. (WO2017156460) SYNTHETIC POLYMERIC IMPLANTABLE ARTIFICIAL CORNEA DEVICE INCORPORATING NANOPATTERNS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156460    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021908
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61F 2/14
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Inventors: YEE, Albert
FARID, Marjan
STEINERT, Roger
LIANG, Elena
DICKSON, Mary, Nora
Title: SYNTHETIC POLYMERIC IMPLANTABLE ARTIFICIAL CORNEA DEVICE INCORPORATING NANOPATTERNS
Abstract:
In various embodiments, disclosed herein is an artificial cornea, comprising an optic zone that is similar in thickness to a natural cornea and a peripheral skirt having a thickness less than the thickness of the optic zone, where the surfaces of the optic zone and peripheral skirt comprise one or more microstructures or nanostructures. In various embodiments, further disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing nanostructures on an artificial cornea, as well as treating a disease by providing an artificial cornea having one or more microstructures and/or nanostructures.