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.
Stanley JA, Hebert SW. Liquid Silicone Impregnation of the Corneal StromaUse in Corneal Transplantation. Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):90-92. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050092014