3D printing

In the pipeline: What’s new and what’s coming in optometry technologyKeeping patients informed on the latest procedures and equipment available to treat their disorders is half the battle, says Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, at American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting.
Optometry must adapt to evolving AIImagine a computer that creates patient care plans, a front office that holds no inventory, and patients who have their optometry visits in virtual reality.
The future of wound healing
The future of wound healingResearchers have developed a 3D printer that applies skin cells onto burn wounds. Bio-printed cells enhanced wound healing by three to four weeks compared with untreated or matrix-treated wounds. Researchers are compiling animal data to submit an IND application for a clinical trial.
Thumbs up: 3D printing technology in cosmetic surgeryNew printing technology offers a three-dimentional model component for realistic patient results.
Top 4 future impacts of 3D printed drugsFDA’s approval of the first 3D-printed pill – Spritam to control epileptic seizures – will have a major impact on the medical and pharmaceutical community as a whole.
FDA approves first 3D epilepsy drugFDA approved epilepsy drug levetiracetam (Spritam), the first FDA-approved drug that utilizes three-dimensional printing (3DP).
3D printed batteries could power medical implants3D printing could lead to new practical and tiny medical implants thanks to a Harvard team developing 3D printed micro-batteries.
3D printing—the great equalizer in eyewear manufacturing