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Laser-induced photochemical surface modification of PMMA for fibrin-free intraocular lens
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Paper Abstract

The central part of a PMMA or acrylic resin lens was modified into hydrophobic and the peripheral part to be phydrophilic using teh ArF laser and excimer lamp. PMMA or acrylic resin lens have been used as an intraocular lens for 50 years and is the golden standard in ophthalmology. However, protein and fat are stuck onto the IOL surface after long-term implantation and opacify the surface )after-cataract). Therefore, the central part of the IOL was modified to be hydrophobic to prevent fat and protein deposition; the periphery was made hydrophilic to develop affinity for tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4951, Ophthalmic Technologies XIII, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477993
Show Author Affiliations
Yuji Sato, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Katsuya Tanizawa, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Fabrice Manns, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Jean-Marie A. Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Masataka M. Murahara, Tokai Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4951:
Ophthalmic Technologies XIII
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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