- Language: English
- 1260 Pages
- Published: January 2013
- Region: World
Biomaterials and regenerative medicine in ophthalmology
- Published: December 2009
- Region: World
- 560 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
With an increasingly aged population, eye diseases are becoming more widespread. Biomaterials have contributed in recent years to numerous medical devices for the restoration of eyesight, improving many patients’ quality of life. This book provides readers with a definitive coverage of biomaterials and techniques used for the repair and regeneration of the eye. Initial chapters review applications in the anterior segment of the eye. A second group of chapters discuss applications in the posterior segment of the eye. The final group of chapters cover other pertinent topics such as hydrogel sealants for wound repair in ophthalmic surgery, orbital enucleation implants and polymeric materials for orbital reconstruction.
An introduction to ophthalmic biomaterials and their application through tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Part 1 Applications in the anterior segment: Advances in intraocular lens development
- Opacification and degradation of implanted intraocular lenses
- Synthetic corneal implants
- Corneal tissue engineering versus synthetic artificial corneas
- Tissue engineering of human cornea
- Engineering the corneal epithelial cell response to materials
- Reconstruction of the ocular surface using biomaterials
- Tissue engineering of the lens: fundamentals
- Bioinspired biomaterials for soft contact lenses
- Contact lenses: the search for superior oxygen permeability
- Extended wear contact lenses.
Part 2 Applications in the posterior segment: Designing hydrogels as vitreous substitutes in ophthalmic surgery
- Retinal repair and regeneration
- Development of tissue-engineered membranes for the culture and transplantation of retinal pigment epithelial cells.
Part 3 Other applications: Hydrogel sealants for wound repair in ophthalmic surgery
- Orbital enucleation implants: biomaterials and design
- Selected polymeric materials for orbital reconstruction
- Physicochemical properties of hydrogels for use in ophthalmology.
Professor Traian Chirila is a senior scientist at the Queensland Eye Institute, Australia. Professor Chirila has over thirty years experience in polymer science and biomaterials and is highly respected for his ongoing contribution to the field of ophthalmology.
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