Caracterização de Membranas de Látex Natural: Uma proposta para tratamento de ambliopia (Characterization of Natural Latex Membranes: A Proposal for Amblyopia Treatment)

Jaqueline Alves Ribeiro (jackalvesribeiro@gmail.com)1, Suélia Siqueira Rodrigues Fleury Rosa (suelia@unb.br)2


1Instituto Federal Goiano ‑ Campus Ceres, Ceres, Goiás.
2Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Brasília, Distrito Federal,

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Aug. 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 8 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
The ophthalmic dysfunction amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is characterized by decreased vision in one eye due to improper development in childhood. The aim of this study was to obtain and characterize natural rubber membranes and to assess their utility as an eye film capable of altering the passage of light. The latex membranes were produced using the Van Gogh method and the deposition technique and were analyzed by physical and chemical methods to determine the properties of latex natural rubber membranes that were heat-treated at 40‑70°C. The membranes were characterized an all of them have been tested using different equipment for the physical and chemical analysis of the biomaterials. We report here a new approach to the treatment of patients with amblyopia using latex membranes.

Index Terms:
Membranes, Amblyopia, Latex, Biomaterial   


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