Laser-induced nanobubbles safely ablate vitreous opacities in vivo

@article{Sauvage2022LaserinducedNS,
  title={Laser-induced nanobubbles safely ablate vitreous opacities in vivo},
  author={F{\'e}lix Sauvage and Van Phuc Nguyen and Yanxiu Li and Aranit Harizaj and J. Sebag and Dimitri Roels and Viktor Van Havere and Karen Peynshaert and Ranhua Xiong and Juan C. Fraire and Marie Jos{\'e} Tassignon and Katrien Remaut and Yannis M. Paulus and Kevin Braeckmans and Stefaan C. De Smedt},
  journal={Nature Nanotechnology},
  year={2022},
  volume={17},
  pages={552-559}
}
In myopia, diabetes and ageing, fibrous vitreous liquefaction and degeneration is associated with the formation of opacities inside the vitreous body that cast shadows on the retina, appearing as ‘floaters’ to the patient. Vitreous opacities degrade contrast sensitivity function and can cause notable impairment in vision-related quality of life. Here we introduce ‘nanobubble ablation’ for safe destruction of vitreous opacities. Following intravitreal injection, hyaluronic acid-coated gold… 
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