|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Biocompatibility of AKKO-Gel A New Deformable Biomaterial for Flexible Accommodative Intraocular Lenses
Al-Samir K.1, Zeitz O.1, Fell A.1, Kreiner C. F.2, Richard G.1, Uthoff D.3
Purpose: Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in ophthalmology. Up to now implantation of artificial intraocular lenses (IOL) is accompanied with a loss of accommodation. This leadt to the development of several concepts for accommodative IOLs. A new approach is to fill up the capsule after phacoemulsification with a deformable, gel-like material. In the present study the biocompatibility of AKKO-Gel, a new expandable polymeric material with these properties, is studied.