Preventing Vision Loss from Blast Injuries with Regenerative Biomaterial
Annual rept. 30 Nov 2010-29 Nov 2011
SARENTIS OPHTHALMICS INC EAGAN MN
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Ocular trauma from blast injuries is a common and serious condition. We have identified thin silk film biomaterials which may be fabricated to allow for stabilization and healing of these injuries in the acute setting. We have identified critical parameters, including optimal curvature and dissolution rate, for the successful use of these silk bandages using animal models. Moreover, we have developed novel methods to impart these characteristics on the silk film bandages.
- Medicine and Medical Research