To evaluate the rheological properties of mixtures of different commercially available ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) containing sodium hyaluronate and chondroitin sulfate. SETTING: Eye Clinic, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. DESIGN: Laboratory study. METHODS: Blends were obtained combining a superviscous cohesive OVD (Healon GV [sodium hyaluronate 1%]) and a medium-viscosity dispersive OVD (Viscoat [sodium hyaluronate 3.0%-chondroitin sulfate 4.0%]). The 2 substances were combined in different ratios, and the rheological characteristics were analyzed to find the optimum proportion. A new viscous dispersive OVD, Discovisc (hyaluronic acid 1.6%-chondroitin sulfate 4.0%) was evaluated for comparison. The storage modulus, loss modulus, crossover point, complex viscosity, shear viscosity, and pseudoplasticity were studied. RESULTS: The rheological properties of the mixed solution (1:1 and 3:1) showed intermediate characteristics in comparison with the 2 original substances, characterized by a viscosity comparable to that of the superviscous cohesive OVD, but at a higher shear rate (similar to the medium-viscosity dispersive OVD). The new viscous dispersive OVD performed similarly to the medium-viscosity dispersive OVD at low shear rates but was comparable to the superviscous cohesive OVD at high shear rates. CONCLUSIONS: The mixture of dispersive and cohesive rheological properties in a single OVD might be an advantage during cataract surgery. Copyright © 2016 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Mixed polymeric systems: New ophthalmic viscosurgical device created by mixing commercially available devices

TOGNETTO, DANIELE;CECCHINI, PAOLO;D'ALOISIO, ROSSELLA;LAPASIN, ROMANO
2017

Abstract

To evaluate the rheological properties of mixtures of different commercially available ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) containing sodium hyaluronate and chondroitin sulfate. SETTING: Eye Clinic, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. DESIGN: Laboratory study. METHODS: Blends were obtained combining a superviscous cohesive OVD (Healon GV [sodium hyaluronate 1%]) and a medium-viscosity dispersive OVD (Viscoat [sodium hyaluronate 3.0%-chondroitin sulfate 4.0%]). The 2 substances were combined in different ratios, and the rheological characteristics were analyzed to find the optimum proportion. A new viscous dispersive OVD, Discovisc (hyaluronic acid 1.6%-chondroitin sulfate 4.0%) was evaluated for comparison. The storage modulus, loss modulus, crossover point, complex viscosity, shear viscosity, and pseudoplasticity were studied. RESULTS: The rheological properties of the mixed solution (1:1 and 3:1) showed intermediate characteristics in comparison with the 2 original substances, characterized by a viscosity comparable to that of the superviscous cohesive OVD, but at a higher shear rate (similar to the medium-viscosity dispersive OVD). The new viscous dispersive OVD performed similarly to the medium-viscosity dispersive OVD at low shear rates but was comparable to the superviscous cohesive OVD at high shear rates. CONCLUSIONS: The mixture of dispersive and cohesive rheological properties in a single OVD might be an advantage during cataract surgery. Copyright © 2016 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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