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My Experience with PTFE Explants in the Last 15 Years (189 cases)

Expanded PTFE (e-PTFE) is a material derived from goretex, that has been used since the seventies for vascular surgery. Afterwards its utility was expanded to reconstructive and plastic surgery, and in the ophthalmological fieldĀ  to oculoplastics, corneal surgery and scleral buckling. It is a smooth surfaced, resistant, permeable and highly biocompatible material that can be used as buckling element. In addition it is non elastic and...

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Management of Biological Material (Mehran, Bio-lent) for Treatment and to Avoid — Postoperative Complication After Scleral Buckling Surgery in Retinal Detachment

Mehran Masoudnaseri (Odessa, Ukraine) Purpose: To demonstrate the inherent and utilitarian advantages of a new biomaterial in scleral buckling (SB) applications Methods: Scleral buckle by Mehran. Bio-lent is a biomaterial (trimethyl carbonate) with apparent similar mechanical properties as silicon material that can be used instead of silicon material. The difference is that after 4-6 months it is dissolved and absorbed spontaneously and...

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A Surgical Technique to Avoid Fragmentation of Episcleral Miragel Buckle Elements During Removal

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/A-Surgical-Technique-to-Avoid-Fragmentation-of-Episcleral-Miragel-Buckle-Elements-During-Removal.flv Hussein Wafapoor, MD (Jackson, MS), Michael L Palmer, MD (Jackson, MS), Jassica D. McCluskey, MD (Jackson, MS) SYNOPSIS The surgical technique begins with incising the conjunctiva directly over the encircling Miragel buckle (MB) in 2 or 3 quadrants between the rectus muscles. Peri MB capsule is also...

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