Charles Vervaet

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The required replacement of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) with hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants has challenged formulators of pressurized metered dose inhalers in several major respects. Conventional (CFC soluble) surfactants are effectively insoluble in the major CFC replacement candidates, HFA 134 and HFA 227ea, in the absence of co-solvents. While these(More)
Metered pressurized sprays were formulated containing polystyrene microspheres (PSM) suspended in 5% w/w ethanol in 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (HFA 134a). Suspensions with defined number concentrations, packaged in pressure-resistant glass containers, and fitted with specified 50-microL metering values and actuators were sonicated and fired (as if they were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether fitting a patient with keratoconus to a pancorneal toric rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lens leads to a change in corneal compression and improves the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and keratometry values. METHODS Thirty eyes with keratoconus were fitted with a newly designed pancorneal toric RGP contact lens. Each(More)
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