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Vitreous Substitutes: From Tamponade Effect to Intraocular Inflammation


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1Department of Ophthalmology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, 20089 Milan, Italy

2Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

3Department of Ophthalmology, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong


Vitreous Substitutes: From Tamponade Effect to Intraocular Inflammation

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Vitreous substitutes have been developed as a postoperative tool for the surgical treatment of complicated vitreoretinal diseases. Although the tolerance for this group of substances is generally good, the introduction of new compounds over the past few years has been associated with relatively high complication rates, especially emulsification and severe inflammatory reactions leading to poor functional prognosis. Successful long-term vitreous substitutes require the use of substrates that are able to guarantee a tamponade effect and to diffuse oxygen successfully while transporting nutrients uniformly around and through the material.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to this special issue. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that report the relevance of biocompatibility of vitreous substitutes and their tamponade effect in vitreoretinal diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vitreous substitutes and immunologic reaction
  • Emulsion of intraocular tamponades
  • Evaluation of the cytotoxicity, hemocompatibility, and mutagenicity of intraocular tamponade
  • Modulation of biocompatibility induced by the variation of temperature of non-Newtonian fluids
  • Rheology and inflammation of vitreous substitutes in static and dynamic conditions
  • Heavy silicone oil and intraocular inflammation
  • Light silicone oil and intraocular inflammation
  • Shear retinal stress of vitreous substitutes
  • Oxygen and nutrient diffusion
  • Growth factor transport through the vitreous substitutes
  • Inflammation induced by perfluorcarbon liquid: Intra- and postoperative use
  • Tamponade effect or filling effect: Changes of forces in myopic eyes
  • New biomaterials under development: Hydrogels, thermosetting gels
  • Treatment of intraocular inflammation induced by vitreous substitutes

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 159832
  • - Editorial

Vitreous Substitutes: From Tamponade Effect to Intraocular Inflammation

Mario R. Romano | Xun Xu | Kenneth K. W. Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 672926
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Models of the Dynamics of Vitreous Substitutes

Krystyna Isakova | Jan O. Pralits | ... | Mario R. Romano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 243056
  • - Review Article

Some Physicochemical Remarks on Spontaneous Emulsification of Vitreal Tamponades

Ciro Costagliola | Francesco Semeraro | ... | Luigi Ambrosone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 574825
  • - Review Article

Heavy Silicone Oil and Intraocular Inflammation

Francesco Morescalchi | Ciro Costagliola | ... | Francesco Semeraro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 502143
  • - Review Article

Silicone Oil: Different Physical Proprieties and Clinical Applications

Francesco Barca | Tomaso Caporossi | Stanislao Rizzo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 420380
  • - Review Article

Vitreous Tamponades in Highly Myopic Eyes

X. Valldeperas | J. Lorenzo-Carrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 372045
  • - Research Article

Analysis of the Time and Location of the Silicone Oil Emulsification by Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography after Silicone Oil Tamponade

Dominik Odrobina | Iwona Laudańska-Olszewska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 351804
  • - Review Article

Vitreous Substitutes: The Present and the Future

Simone Donati | Simona Maria Caprani | ... | Claudio Azzolini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 136031
  • - Research Article

Heavy Silicone Oil as a Long-Term Endotamponade Agent for Complicated Retinal Detachments

Juliana Prazeres | Octaviano Magalhães | ... | Maurício Maia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 706809
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Observations and Occurrence of Complications following Heavy Silicone Oil Surgery

Hendrik Schwarzer | Babac Mazinani | ... | Gernot Roessler
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