Miragel versus silastic used as episcleral implants in rabbits. An experimental and histopathologic comparative study.

@article{Dhermies1995MiragelVS,
  title={Miragel versus silastic used as episcleral implants in rabbits. An experimental and histopathologic comparative study.},
  author={F. D'hermies and Jean François Korobelnik and Mich{\'e}le Savoldelli and Dominique Chauvaud and Yves Pouliquen},
  journal={Retina},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={62-7}
}
PURPOSE Tissue reactions to two different biomaterials implanted on the sclera of rabbit eyes, a silicone implant (Silastic; Dow Corning) and a hydrogel (Miragel; Mira Inc.), were evaluated. METHODS Both materials were implanted on the scleral surface under the superior rectus to obtain a focal scleral buckling. Histopathologic examination of the 32 eyes was performed with transmission electron microscopy 5 to 8 months after implantation. RESULTS During the follow-up period, 6 silicone… CONTINUE READING