October 19, 2004
Boston University researchers have produced an elastic, transparent hydrogel with properties allowing it to seal corneal incision.
The researchers used dendritic macromolecules — polymer complexes capable of extensive molecule-to-molecule linking which can be designed to meet very precise specifications — to formulate the hydrogel.
The hydrogel could have advantages over traditional sutures since the physical barrier that the hydrogel forms on the eye could help prevent infection. In… read more