Intracorneal silicone injection may offer pain relief in eyes with bullous keratopathy

WARSAW, Poland — Intracorneal injection of a transparent, biocompatible hydrophobic material is a fast, minimally invasive and promising new technique for the treatment of bullous keratopathy, according to a specialist.The ideas was first developed by George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD, who observed during vitreoretinal surgery that silicone oil that penetrates into the anterior chamber works as a hydrophobic barrier, Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD, said at the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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