Kundu, B and Sinha, Mithlesh Kumar and Mitra, M K and Basu, Debabrata (2004) Fabrication and characterization of porous hydroxyapatite ocular implant followed by an in vivo study in dogs. BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 27 (2). pp. 133-140. ISSN 0250-4707

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Porous hydroxyapatite ocular implant was fabricated by a novel and simple method using hydroxyapatite powder synthesized in the laboratory. The porosity and pore size of the implant were controlled to make it light in weight as well as suitable for rapid vascularization after implantation. The implant was characterized by X-ray diffraction studies, infrared spectra and chemical analysis for phase purity and chemical composition. The pore morphology and pore size distribution of the samples were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Thereafter, efficacy of the implant was examined by in vivo study in dogs. Clinical, haematological and radiological studies indicated the suitability of the implant for replacement of the lost eye of human patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-ceramics; hydroxyapatite; porous implant; ocular implant; in vivo study
Subjects: Processing Science
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2012 06:22
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/519

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