Liquid bandage seals incisions

November 15, 2011

A hydrogel liquid ocular bandage, designed to seal corneal incisions after cataract surgery, provided a smooth, soft, and transparent protective barrier film that may improve wound integrity and closure and did not decrease best-corrected visual acuity.

Monza, Italy-A hydrogel liquid ocular bandage, designed to seal corneal incisions after cataract surgery, provided a smooth, soft, and transparent protective barrier film that may improve wound integrity and closure and did not decrease best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA).

The product (OcuSeal Liquid Bandage, Beaver-Visitec International [BVI]) is composed of two components separated by a membrane inside a small cylindrical applicator: powdered polyethylene glycol and liquid polyethylene amine.

"This application forms a seal that lasts for 2 to 3 days," Dr. Piovella said, noting the correct method to apply the ocular bandage.

"One pass over the eye is all that is required," he said.

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