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TERMIS 2021 | Increasing supply of corneas in the developing world

Mark Daniell, MBBS, MS, FRANZCO, FRACS, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital & Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, Australia, discusses the significance of developing tissue engineered corneas to reduce the burden of corneal diseases in developing countries. Donated corneas are especially in short supply in many Asian countries, due to cultural issues with tissue donation and manufacturing tissue engineered corneas will increase the supply of corneas. This interview took place at the 6th World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS 2021).