Eye surface and cataract surgery: Focus on Biotechnologies

September 6, 2010

What are the best options of protecting and hydrating the epithelium during surgical procedures. The importance of the mucin protective layer on the corneal surface and implications for thiomer technology. Safety improvements with advanced fluidic technology systems: the need for a good machine to guarantee a precise flow control. Latest update on in vivo measurement methods of the accommodation in humans. Consequences and impacts on the IOL conception and design.

What are the best options of protecting and hydrating the epithelium during surgical procedures. The importance of the mucin protective layer on the corneal surface and implications for thiomer technology. Safety improvements with advanced fluidic technology systems: the need for a good machine to guarantee a precise flow control. Latest update on in vivo measurement methods of the accommodation in humans. Consequences and impacts on the IOL conception and design.

At this year's ESCRS Croma's symposia addressed those issues and also announced what it regards as a revolutionary new treatment for dry eyes in the form of a new generation of eye drops using Thiomer technology.

According to Croma this new patented technology of polymers has intrinsic natural stabilizing capabilities of the tear film. These connect directly with the mucus layer of the eye and results, say the company, have shown long-lasting ocular residence time. The thiolated polymers are hydrophilic macromolecules that exhibit free thiol groups on the polymeric backbone.

A report on the Croma symposium will follow at a later date in an issue of OTEurope.