HPMC Baking, building and blinking
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) a chemically modified cellulose polymer, off-white in colour and considered safe for human consumption.
It has many applications in the food, construction and pharmaceuticals industry. It is used as a substitute for gluten, an adhesive in construction, a coating for supplement capsules and is a treatment for dry eyes, in eye drop solution.
Applications in Ophthalmology
EYEVISC PFS HPMC 2.0% is a clear dispersive viscoelastic. It protects and lubricates delicate cells and tissues of the human eye during a range of ophthalmic surgical procedures including:
- Cataract surgery.
- Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.
- Glaucoma surgery.
- Corneal transplant.
EYEVISC PFS 2.0% facilitates eye surgery as it helps maintain a deep, stable anterior chamber during IOL implantation. It coats and protects the corneal endothelial cells during a procedure. When applied to the surface of the eye it enhances visualisation.
CONCENTRATION & SUPPLY
EYEVISC™ PFS is supplied as a sterile viscoelastic solution of Hydroxy Propyl methyl Cellulose USP 2.0% W/V in 2 and 3 ml pre-filled Syringe with 23 G Sterile Cannula. It possesses viscocity of 5250-8750 mPas.
Manufactured by Biotech Healthcare.