Reduction of postoperative adhesions secondary to strabismus surgery in rabbits

Ophthalmic Surg. 1992 Feb;23(2):123-8.


The efficacy of tissue coating with sodium hyaluronate solution or oxidized regenerated cellulose (Interceed) sleeves in reducing the occurrence and severity of postoperative adhesions following strabismus surgery was tested in rabbits in vivo and compared with the efficacy in this regard of treatment with balanced salt solution. The use of Interceed sleeves significantly increased formation of postoperative adhesions, but coating with sodium hyaluronate solution prior to and during surgery significantly reduced such formation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cellulose, Oxidized / therapeutic use
  • Hyaluronic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Incidence
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Rabbits
  • Strabismus / surgery*
  • Tissue Adhesions / etiology
  • Tissue Adhesions / prevention & control
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Cellulose, Oxidized
  • Hyaluronic Acid