Novosibirsk scientists have created the world's first decomposing bioimplant for the treatment of glaucoma

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2017-06-21 16:00:05

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Novosibirsk scientists have created the world's first decomposing bioimplant for the treatment of glaucoma

Loss of vision painful not only physically but also mentally for absolutely anyone. Fortunately, modern medicine does not stand still and are developing new treatments for dangerous illnesses. For example, recently a group of scientists from Novosibirsk have created the world's first decomposing bioimplant for the treatment of glaucoma – the most common causes of blindness, according to the world health organization.

Glaucoma is a slowly progressive degeneration of the optic nerve, usually associated with chronic high intraocular pressure. The signals from the optic nerve cease to act in the brain, resulting in the absence of treatment, the person is completely and irreversibly loses his sight. The disease starts quite "harmless": with loss of the peripheral visual field that gradually progresses. As stated by the Director of the Novosibirsk branch of the fgbi «IRTC «eye microsurgery» them. Of Academician S. N. Fedorova» Valery Black

"Together with the company «Vertical» we developed the world's first biodegradable (rotting in the body) mikroprotez — implant for treatment of glaucoma, a disease that often leads to blindness. With the help of our denture patients can save sight."

the stage of development of glaucoma. Gradual loss of vision

Now in the treatment of glaucoma it is necessary to create artificial drainage for the intraocular fluid to reduce intraocular pressure. The operation is well established, and existing on the market implant for five years overgrown, causing the outflow of liquid ceases. As a result, approximately 30% of operations with its use ineffective, and every five years it is necessary to conduct a second operation. Domestic development is a biodegradable drainage, which consists of two polymers: artificial — caprolactone, and natural — of collagen, which is closest to the eye tissue and for four months to decompose.

"By this time the patient is using the prosthesis, a new, naturestudy the outflow of the ocular fluid. Operation on introduction of a standard prosthesis, costs about 15-20 thousand rubles, which is two to three times cheaper than the use of imported implant".

Based on the materials of the Agency «TASS»

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