Currently non-resorbable scleral buckles are used to repair a retinal detachment in the eye. In contrast to a non-resorbable implant, a resorbable implant will disappear after it has fulfilled its function. PTMC scleral buckles were implanted in six rabbits and explanted 10 weeks later. Histological analysis showed a mild tissue response, the degradation rate was up to 9.2 μm/day. Based on these results, it is expected that PTMC is a suitable material for scleral buckle application.
|Publication status||Published - 2 Apr 2008|
|Event||10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008 - Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands|
Duration: 2 Apr 2008 → 4 Apr 2008
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008|
|City||Noordwijk aan Zee|
|Period||2/04/08 → 4/04/08|