General description of the device
Medical devices in the PDMS family are on the market under various trade names, some of which bear the trademark of the distributor responsible for selling to end users.
PDMS is a viscous, high-density fluid intended to replace the vitreous humor, found in the eyeball, in surgeries in which the eyeball must be removed.
In less complicated cases, the vitreous is not replaced, while at other times it is necessary to replace it with a so-called “vitreous substitute,” such as when there is a need to support the retina that might detach again or when there is a hemorrhagic risk or an excessive decrease in ocular pressure (hypotono) following the operation.
After surgery, PDMS remains inside the eye for varying times from 3 to 6 months depending on the clinical situation and in any case for a period of more than 30 days.
The device should only be used in sterile field by professionals.