Certain clinical situations place undue stress on the corneal endothelium, retina and other ocular structures. BSS PLUS® Sterile Intraocular Irrigating Solution combines an energy source, a buffer and an antioxidant to maximally protect and nourish the health of intraocular tissues.
Cataract Extraction See More
During phacoemulsification BSS PLUS® Solution protects the endothelium by minimizing pleomorphism during short and long term irrigation of the anterior chamber.1
Post IOL Implantation
After the IOL has been implemented in the capsular bag and after viscoelastic devices are removed, BSS PLUS® Solution continues to provide physiologic support to the corneal endothelium.
Protecting the Corneal Endothelium
Glutathione maintains the junctional complexes of corneal endothelial cells2 and protects the integrity of the blood-aqueous barrier.3 Ocular tissue is highly sensitive to depletion of cellular glutathione can result in cell apoptosis.4 BSS PLUS® Solution has the ability to deliver a continuous supply of glutathione to the surgical site.
Post IOL Implantation
Cataract extraction procedures cause cellular morphologic changes post-operatively which are indicative of stressed endothelial and is associated with less corneal swelling and a higher percentage of hexagonal cells at two and seven days post-operatively.1
After cataract surgery, BSS PLUS® Solution is used to reform the anterior change and remains in the eye for up to eight hours. BSS PLUS® Solution provides nutrients, protection and a stable environment while the ciliary body generates and replaces BSS PLUS® Solution with natural aqueous humor.5
Vitreoretinal Disorders and Diseases See More
Vitreoretinal disease states can be accompanied by dramatic visual loss and complicated surgical procedures. BSS PLUS® Solution ensures that ocular tissues are protected from atmosphere and microscope light exposure as well as metabolic stress from free-radical formation.
BSS PLUS® Solution remains in the posterior of the eye even longer than the anterior chamber. Aqueous humor is generated during this time and replaces BSS PLUS® Solution.