Degradation of polypropylene in the human eye: A sem-study


A polypropylene surgical suture, which had served as fixation suture for an IOL for a period of 6.5 years, was removed from the eye of a Dutch patient because it had broken at one end and thus formed a potential risk for a corneal touch syndrome. After careful rinsing in 50% ethanol, to remove adhering debris, it was prepared for SEM. A virgin piece of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00166695

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