Biosporites biological implants, developed in Viet Nam, are to replace the Bioceramic materials made in France that are currently being used in the treatment of injuries resulting in the reconstruction of the eye socket.
Orbital Implant with artificial eye
The news was announced at the 24th Science and Technology Congress held on 02 February by a group of researchers from the Eye Department of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Due to the number of traffic accidents and the resulting increase in the number of orbital injuries in the country, concerns were raised as to the use of artificial materials in reconstructive treatment.
The Biosporites material, made from Vietnamese coral, has proven to be equally biocompatible and has yielded the same good results as the Bioceramic materials made in France.
With the affordable price of US$12 for the new Biosporites material, compared to $300 for the French Bioceramic, the new material can be used widely for low-income patients in Viet Nam.