Effects of immersion solutions on corneal tissue strip hydration and thermal shrinkage

David Borja, Fabrice Manns, Peggy Lamar, Alexandre Rosen, Jean Marie Parel

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The effects of immersion solutions was assessed with different Dextran concentrations on the hydration and thermal shrinkage dynamics of corneal tissue strips. It was demonstrated that hydration have a significant effect on the thermal stability and shrinkage dynamics of the cornea. As such, a 25% Dextran solution was found to keep corneal tissue strip thickness at normal values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 8 2003
EventPROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Opthalmic Technologies XIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2003Jan 26 2003



  • Collagen
  • Cornea
  • Hydration
  • Laser
  • Shrinkage
  • Thermal
  • Thermokeratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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