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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]
Author: Pezzutti S.
Holzchuh N.
Alves M.R.
Holzchuh M.P.
Holzchuh R.
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.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2001
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