Liquid ocular bandage launched in Europe

March 25, 2009

BD OcuSeal Liquid Ocular Bandage, a fully synthetic protective barrier to be used for post-surgical, post-traumatic and non-traumatic ocular conditions, has been launched in Europe by BD Medical?Ophthalmic Systems.

BD OcuSeal Liquid Ocular Bandage, a fully synthetic protective barrier to be used for post-surgical, post-traumatic and non-traumatic ocular conditions, has been launched in Europe by BD Medical–Ophthalmic Systems.

The bandage - a synthetic hydrogel applied directly to the ocular surface (cornea, conjunctiva or sclera) with a brush applicator, which should form a smooth, transparent, soft and low-profile barrier on the ocular surface - is designed to reduce the need for sutures and decrease the incidence of complications associated with surgical incisions.

BD intends to register the bandage, which has CE mark approval, in other countries including the United States shortly.