Hyaluronan as an Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Device

Author(s): Endre A. Balazs

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 9 , Issue 4 , 2008

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Hyaluronan solutions known as ophthalmic viscoelastic devices (OVDs) are used in surgical procedures within the eye and on the surface of the eye to prevent dryness and to facilitate wound healing. HA and a variety of derivatives facilitate procedures including vitreoretinal surgery, anterior segment surgery, glaucoma surgery, and corneal transplantation.

Keywords: Hyaluronic acid, surgical aid, moisturizer, wound healing

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Year: 2008
Page: [236 - 238]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/138920108785161596
Price: $65

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