Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease

A doctor checks the eyesight of Carin Bell, one of a group of about 50 children who were being tested at the Red Cross Children Hospital in Cape Town, October 11, 2007. World Sight Day 2007 is observed on October 11 and focuses on the issues of childhood blindness.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA) - GM1DWIROVTAA

A young girl has her eyes tested. Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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The eye patch has nine microneedles that can be loaded with drugs. Image: NTU Singapore
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