Poly(1,3-trimethylene carbonate) networks as a resorbable scleral buckle

S.V.N. de Vos, W.E. Hennink (Editor), Jan Feijen, J. Feijen (Editor), S.A. Koopmans, Dirk W. Grijpma, A.P. Sam (Editor), J.M.M. Hooymans

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Pagese51-e52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2008
Event10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008 - Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Apr 20084 Apr 2008
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008
Abbreviated titleESCDD
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk aan Zee
Period2/04/084/04/08

Keywords

  • IR-69412
  • METIS-254010

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de Vos, S. V. N., Hennink, W. E. (Ed.), Feijen, J., Feijen, J. (Ed.), Koopmans, S. A., Grijpma, D. W., ... Hooymans, J. M. M. (2008). Poly(1,3-trimethylene carbonate) networks as a resorbable scleral buckle. e51-e52. Paper presented at 10th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, ESCDD 2008, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2008.09.035