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prevents scaring after scar tissue has grown as well as after surgery.
set of 10 pieces
Symblepharon shells are thin, transparent shells, which have features small holes next the big hole in the mid for the cornea.
This shells are used for treatment after injury or dealing with the burn of tissue to prevent the formation of a symblepharon.
The great hole for the cornea enables the patient to wear this shell continuously for weeks directly on the eyeball without harass.
It is possible to care for the tissue and cornea even when the shell is in place.
Choosing the shell a greater one should be preferred.
The shell prevents the build up of symblepharon, but can also be used after the separation of an existing symblepharon.
After insertion of the shell each point of the cornea can be accessed for diagnostic and therapeutic care.
The tissue of the lid is also accessible for any treatment. Liquids, powder and ointments can at any time be inserted behind the tissue of the eye.
The little holes offer the possibility to affix the shell in certain cases by sewing.
This shells have also served as a good technical aid for plastic surgery of the eye lid.
In Addition, the shells are useful after enucleation to treat the tissue of the socket.
Manufacturing the one is cautioned to create a perfectly smooth surface.
(Literature: Illig in "Archiv für Augenheilkunde, 82. Band 1917", and Axenfeld in "Augenärztliche Operationslehre Graefe - Säemisch - Hess 1922", page 411 and consecutive)