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Prevention of posterior capsule opacification

Schoeman, M. (2009) Prevention of posterior capsule opacification. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Interventions in IOL design and material have led to a reduced level of PCO over the past decade, but have not eradicated the problem. The desire to implant accommodating IOL’s during cataract surgery in the future is held back by knowing that the success of this technology will be greatly affected by PCO formation. Resolving the problem of PCO is therefore very important. Our understanding of the biological mechanisms contributing to PCO formation is growing, and therefore there is new development in interventions for prevention of PCO formation. New development pharmacological agents for prevention of PCO has recently caught attention. If pharmacological agents could suppresses or prevent signaling systems of PCO in a safe and effective manner. It would potentially improve the lives of millions who suffer of secondary cataract after implantation of an IOL.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28

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