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January 1971

Liquid Silicone Impregnation of the Corneal StromaUse in Corneal Transplantation

Author Affiliations

Winston-Salem, NC
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):90-92. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050092014

The present corneal prostheses are plagued by complications which limit their longevity in some patients. A method is described for impregnating liquid silicone into the corneal stroma in order to convert it from a hydrophilic structure to one which resists swelling, maintains clarity when stored for prolonged periods, and is of suitable texture for corneal transplantation.