Synthesis of magnetic nanocomposite gels for ophthalmic applications

Y. Haik, J. Chatterjee, C. J. Chen

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Abstract

Retinal detachment is estimated to cause 150,000 (in the United States alone) to be blind every year. Many detached retinas occur in older people. It occurs when the vitreous gel that adheres to retina shrinks and separates from the retina. In this process retinal fissure could occur. We have produced magnetic nanoparticles with uniform dispersion that can be used for the application. These particles are used to produce a magnetic gel. The soft magnetic gel will be inserted in the region where the repair is required, a 5 millimeter wide magnetized scleral buckle a magnetic buckle will be use to hold the gel in place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages109-111
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Event2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Feb 200327 Feb 2003

Publication series

Name2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
Volume3

Conference

Conference2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period23/2/0327/2/03

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Keywords

  • Gel
  • Magnetic
  • Nanocomposite
  • Ophthalmic
  • Retina reattachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Haik, Y., Chatterjee, J., & Chen, C. J. (2003). Synthesis of magnetic nanocomposite gels for ophthalmic applications. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 (pp. 109-111). (2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003; Vol. 3).