DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.34923
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Abstract: Synthetic hydrogels have been proposed as vitreous substitutes recently. This study aims to evaluate the biocompatibility of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) crosslinked with trisodium trimetaphosphate (SMTP) hydrogel in rabbit vitrectomized eyes. Seven animals were submitted to pars plana vitrectomy and the vitreous was replaced by PVA/SMTP hydrogel. Optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiogram, clinical, and electrophysiological (ERG) examinations were analyzed at baseline, on postoperative days 7 and 30. The … Show more

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