Fibrin free and aqueous humor penetration modified membrane with ArF excimer laser for glaucoma implant

Yuji Sato, Jean Marie Parel, Masataka Murahara

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Abstract

The hydrophilic group was substituted with separation distance of 100μm in a porous poly-tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane by ArF laser irradiation. With the micro domain structure of hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups in the porous PTFE, the membrane was modified to be fibrin and fat-free. Furthermore, the differential osmotic pressure was controlled freely by changing the density of the hydrophilic group into the porous PTFE. As a result, we developed the glaucoma implant membrane that is free from fibrin and fat and inhibits the graft rejection in the human body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume752
StatePublished - 2003
EventMembranes Preparation Properties and Applications - Boston MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 5 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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