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Polymer Gels pp 127-134 | Cite as

Synthetic Vitreous Body of PVA Hydrogel

  • Aizo Yamauchi

Abstract

Among optical diseases of the eye, those diseases concerned with the cornea and the crystalline lens can be treated by transplanting of human cornea and by extraction of cloudy lens and implantation of plastics intraocular lens (IOL). So far, however, there has been no method developed for curing diseases related to the anomaly of the vitreous body, such as the clouding of vitreous and detachment of retina. In recent years, replacement of diseased vitreous has been of clinical interest and the use of synthetic materials as silicone oil has been investigated for this purpose. But these materials have not yet sufficient properties for clinical use.

Keywords

Vinyl Alcohol Crystalline Lens Vitreous Body Albino Rabbit Human Cornea 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aizo Yamauchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Polymers and TextilesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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