Very excited and proud to share the latest publication from our strong collaboration between Engineering and medical school-ophthalmology department in #actabiomaterialia, prestigious journal of the biomaterials field.

Keratoconus is one of the most frequent corneal disorder that results in the loss of vision in advanced stages. Current approach uses riboflavin and ultraviolet light-based photo-crosslinking of cornea, which results in irreversible side effects and can only be applied to limited number of patients.

In this study, we used visible light and organoruthenium for crosslinking of bovine corneas, which lead to significant biocompatibility and superior mechanical properties compared to the existing approach.

Our approach promises to translate into a new fast, efficient non-surgical therapy option for all ectatic corneal pathologies.

Huge congratulations to our team members!

@kocuniversity #Keratoconus #Ruthenium #visiblelight #cornea #collagen