Presentation of Viscoelastic Materials — The Most Important Parameters

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Abstract

In this review, the following aspects of materials used or suggested to be used in ophthalmic surgery will be discussed: Biocompatibility, Rheological properties, Biomechanical function and Quality control. The presentation will be focussed on materials used in the anterior segment, and as hyaluronate was the first viscoelastic material introduced on the market and has been extensively studied and characterized in our laboratories, we will use this polymer in the example.

Keywords

Sugar Cellulose Toxicity Rubber Heparin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

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  • O. Wik

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