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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Polytetrafluoroethylene And Human Sclera In Surgical Treatment Of Scleral Perforation In Rabbits [politetrafluoroetileno E Esclera Humana No Tratamento Cirúrgico De Perfura̧ão Escleral Em Coelhos]|
|Abstract:||Purpose: An experimental study to evaluate the behavior of polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex®) compared with human sclera, in scleral perforations induced in rabbits eyes was performed. Methods: Twenty-two eyes of rabbits were submitted to scleral perforation followed by Gore-Tex® graft in the left eye and human sclera graft in the right eye respectively. During one month the postoperative evolution was analyzed every day: intensity of hyperemia, presence of infection, secretion, rejection and tonicity of the eyes. Results: No cases of secretion, infection or rejection were observed. The histological sections showed fibrosis in the eyes with Gore-Tex®, good adhesion and epithelization. Conclusion: The Gore-Tex® showed to be a plausible material to be used as graft in scleral defects with some advantages such as easy obtention, good handling and durability.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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