A new strategy to replace the natural vitreous by a novel capsular artificial vitreous body with pressure-control valve

@article{Gao2008ANS,
  title={A new strategy to replace the natural vitreous by a novel capsular artificial vitreous body with pressure-control valve},
  author={Qianying Gao and Shanxiang Mou and Jian Ge and C-h To and Y Hui and Ai-hua Liu and Zhenfang Wang and Chongde Long and James Tan},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={461-468}
}
PurposeThe current vitreous substitutes such as silicone oil, heavy silicone oil, and polymeric gels that are directly injected into vitreous cavity frequently cause severe intraocular complications. There is a very urgent need to find a more suitable artificial vitreous substitute for pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) surgery.MethodsWe have devised a novel capsular artificial vitreous using tailor-made silicone rubber elastomer. The novel device was implanted into the vitreous cavity of rabbit after… CONTINUE READING

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