Novel Tamponade Agents

Retinal detachment is a serious condition affecting all age groups that if left untreated results in blindness. Following treatment for retinal detachment complications can occur including cloudy vision, inflammation, glaucoma and retinal redetachment. Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed silicone oil tamponades for the treatment of retinal detachment which alleviates these complications. The products were launched in Europe by the UoL patent technology-licensee Fluoron GmbH and are currently sold in approximately 40 countries. From 2014 to 2020 they have been used to treat in excess of 77,000 patients.

 

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