HYPROMELLOSE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 2% w/v
VISIVISC is a viscoelastic solution of high molecular weight, containing a highly purified grade of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2%. It is clear, isotonic, non-inflammatory and non-pyrogenic in nature.
VisiVisc is used for intraocular injection during anterior segment surgery of the eye.
AVAILABLE IN STERILE 2 ML PRE-FILLED GLASS SYRINGES
Concentration : 20 mg/mL (2%)
Molecular Weight : 86,000 daltons
Viscosity at 27°C : 3000 - 4500 cPs
Osmolality : 250 - 350 mOsm/kg
pH : 6.0 - 7.8
VISIVISC is a medical device used in the anterior segment surgery of the eye. It has the following unique characteristics:
It maintains the depth of he anterior chamber of the eye and protects the periocular tissues.
Outstanding rheological properties and totally non antigenic.
Completely transparent and easy to remove from the anterior chamber.
Does not contain any proteins that are likely to cause any inflammatory reactions and/or foreign body reactions.
Does not require refrigeration and should not be stored at temperatures above 35oC.
Does not interfere with the process of cicatrisation.
VISIVISC is indicated as a surgical aid(medical device) in the anterior segment of the eye, including the extraction of the lens and insertion of intraocular lenses. It maintains the depth of the anterior chamber during the whole surgical procedure and permits greater operative precision without the risk of damaging the endothelium of the cornea or other intraocular tissues.
Check integrity of the packaging before use to ensure the product has remained sterile. The cannula and syringe are for single intraocular use only. The quantity injected into the anterior chamber of the eye must be adjusted according to the volume of the aqueous humour and the anatomical structure to be protected. Remove all product by irrigation and/or aspiration at the end of the procedure - mechanical blockage of drainage at the tubercular level may cause a transient increase in intraocular pressure after surgery. All postoperative inflammatory reactions (iritis, hypopyon, uveitis) are inherent in surgical procedures involving the anterior chamber of the eye, and no relationship with the product has been established.
It is contraindicated in patients with known history of hypersensitivity to its ingredients.