GLENDORA, Calif., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OASIS® Medical Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high quality disposable surgical instruments and ocular lubricating and cleansing solutions, has obtained a CE Mark opening the doors to the international market for their SOFT SHIELD® Collagen Corneal Shields which allow for ocular healing to take place by providing a protective barrier over the surface of the eye. As the shield gradually degrades, a thin layer of collagen is released which helps lubricate the eye.
SOFT SHIELD® Collagen Corneal Shields are clear, pliable, thin film of highly purified bovine collagen that has been lightly cross-linked to provide the desired degradation time on the eye. SOFT SHIELD® Collagen Corneal Shields are hydrated dome side down and must be inverted before being placed on the eye. Once applied to the eye, the hydrated shield will slowly absorb ocular fluids which contain collagenases and proteases. These enzymes cause the shield to slowly lose shape and eventually degrade. The shield is thicker in the center and thin out towards the edge. When hydrated, the water content of the shield is 65% to 85% depending on the degradation time.
There are four dissolution rates: QS, 12, 24, and 72 hour. The QS and 12-Hour shields are used primarily following cataract surgery and are intended to dissolve completely on the eye under a patch within 1 day. The 24-Hour and 72-Hour shields are used primarily following ocular injections, corneal trauma, and non-traumatic corneal conditions. They are intended to be placed on a non-patched eye and will remain on the eye, similar to a contact lens, for approximately the number of hours indicated. They will partially degrade during their time on the eye.
SOFT SHIELD® Collagen Shields are supplied sterile by electron beam irradiation in a double peel tray. The inner tray is intended to be used to hydrate the shield.
About OASIS Medical Inc.
OASIS is a continuous improvement company deeply committed to truth in its business approach, relationships, and products based on our foundation of accountability. Our goal is to create a partnership for OASIS and the doctor so that both parties achieve a win. From the beginning, OASIS has been a practice-based company focused on building dry eye and surgical practices through the various tools we offer. OASIS invests in the long term through our strategic partnerships with eye care providers. This investment helps the doctor improve the quality of the patient's eye care experience. As consultants we are willing to invest time and equip the doctor with how our approach can assist their practice. This strategy allows OASIS to thrive by being relevant through focusing on the patient care experience and efficiency of the individual practice. Our values of integrity and quality guide our commitment to solution-based products that enhance patient care.
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