New eye gel can improve and accelerate healing process for wounded corneas

UCLA researchers developed a gel that can heal wounded eyeballs.

The adhesive gel, when applied to injuries on the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye, promotes the growth of surrounding cells and seals any cuts. The researchers’ study was published March 20 in Science Advances.

Nasim Annabi, a chemical and biomolecular engineering assistant professor in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and the study’s co-principal investigator, said she decided to investigate corneal healing...

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