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

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Vos, S.V.N. de and Koopmans, S.A. and Hooymans, J.M.M. and Feijen, J. and Grijpma, D.W. (2008) Poly(1,3-trimethylene carbonate) networks as a resorbable scleral buckle. Journal of Controlled Release, 132 (3). e51-e52. ISSN 0168-3659

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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.
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Additional information:Proceedings of the Tenth European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery
Copyright:Elsevier B.V.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/69412
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2008.09.035
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