Strampelli Medal Lecture highlights continuous evolution of OVDs

MILAN, Italy – The continuous evolution of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices has gone hand in hand with major advances in ocular surgery, making the devices an indispensable tool for addressing new types of surgery, according to Steve Arshinoff, MD.  Arshinoff, the Benedetto Strampelli Medal Lecturer at the joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology, discussed the history of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs), from the first high-viscosity, cohesive Healon (sodium hyaluronate)— patented by Endre Balazs, MD, and sold globally  in 1980 — to the contest between Healon (Read more...)

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