A New Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Device (OVD) for Cataract Surgery
Opthamology Project ID : 7-2010-2523
Summary of the technology
Project ID : 7-2010-2523
Description of the technology
Dr. Yaacov Rozenman, Head of Shaarei Tzedek’s Ophthalmology Department
The researchers developed a “Smart” Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Device employing thermo-responsive polymeric system. The OVD is injected to the anterior chamber in a capsular bag. The OVD creates space between the lens and the corneal endothelial cells constituting a physical barrier. The OVD remains in place as clear gel throughout the surgery, to support and protect the cornea. At the end of the surgery, the OVD is easily removed through a small bore needle.