Introducing smart polymers in the field of corneal endothelial tissue engineering: solving a blinding disease Ghent University
Eye diseases are responsible for a huge economical burden globally, but are also associated with a
drastic decrease in quality of life. Some of these diseases are associated to the loss of transparency
of the window of the eye, namely the cornea. The cornea is the outermost part of the eye and is
composed out of 3 different cell layers. The innermost layer, the corneal endothelium, maintains
critical corneal hydration. ...