Jacek Filipecki

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UNLABELLED PURPOSE OF JOB: The evolution of materials used to manufacture contact lenses, there is a need to increase comfort and visual acuity man while improving biocompatibility and minimizing the impact of the material on the physiology of the cornea. There is still a problem with limiting the level of oxygen available to the cornea, resulting in(More)
Methodological possibilities of positron annihilation lifetime (PAL) spectroscopy applied to characterize different types of nanomaterials treated within three-term fitting procedure are critically reconsidered. In contrast to conventional three-term analysis based on admixed positron- and positronium-trapping modes, the process of nanostructurization is(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a new health related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaire specific to obesity and its management. METHODS This study was in two parts. The first (Study 1) consisted of the creation of a new tool derived from the American "Impact of Weight on Quality of Life Questionnaire" (IWQOL, 74 items) by adding to it a 17 items(More)
BACKGROUND Polymer materials based on acrylic monomers are commonly used in dentistry. It is important to research the structure of dental filling materials towards the material ageing. OBJECTIVES The study has been conducted in order to determine the presence of free volume gaps in the structure of polymer materials. MATERIAL AND METHODS Brand new,(More)
Determination of free volume holes of the hydrogel and silicone-hydrogel polymer contact lenses were investigated. Two types of polymer contact lenses were used as materials: the first is a hydrogel contact lenses Proclear family (Omafilcon A), while the second is a silicone-hydrogel contact lens of the family Biofinity (Comfilcon A). Positron annihilation(More)
Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy has been applied of free volume properties in bifocal contact lenses. The measurements have been made on new lenses and then after one, and two weeks wearing by the patient. The longest lifetime, obtained via three-component analyses of the spectra, was associated with the pick-off annihilation of(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrogel and silicone-hydrogel polymeric materials are widely used in ophthalmology for the manufacture of contact lenses. An important aspect is the investigation of the structure of these materials. OBJECTIVES This study has been conducted in order to compare the degree of disorder and presence of free volumes in the internal structure of the(More)
One of the most important field of interest in respect to hydrogel materials is their capability to water storage. The problem mentioned above plays an important role regarding to diffusion of fluid media containing nanoparticles, what is very useful in biomedical applications, such as artificial polymeric implants, drug delivery systems or tissue(More)
PALS in comparison with FTIR studies have been applied to investigate the structure of different oxide glasses. Three components of the positron lifetime τ (τ1 para- and τ3 ortho-positronium and τ2 intermediate lifetime component) and their intensities were obtained. The results of the calculation of mean values of positron lifetimes for the investigated(More)
The Raman, MIR and UV-vis spectroscopy have been used to characterize Omafilcon A material constructing the one of the Proclear family contact lenses. The Omafilcon A is hydrogel material composed of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (PC) polymers crosslinked with ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA).(More)