Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Devices (OVDs)

Veterinary Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Devices

I-MED Pharma’s proprietary line of veterinary OVD’s is intended for use as a viscosurgical-aid in various veterinary surgical procedures. They are indicated whenever protection and support of delicate cells and tissues are needed in ophthalmic veterinary procedures.

Pioneers in the ophthalmic viscoelastics market, I-MED Animal Health was the first company in the world to offer a viscoadaptive OVD. As phacoemulsification techniques have evolved, so has I-MED’s OVD expertise. Today, we are the only company to offer a specially formulated OVD for veterinary use, the cohesive/dispersive, I-VISC® VET. Sold with cannulae.

The function of OVDs include the stabilization of the anterior chamber during capsulorhexis and IOL implantation, and the protection of the endothelium during phacoemulsification, irrigation and aspiration.

IMED Table
OVD Composition Concentration Molecular Weight (Daltons) Viscosity at Sheer Rate 0Vo (cps) Sterilization Source
I-VISC® VET Sodium Hyaluronate 1.8% 1.2 M+ 750 K Terminal (Heat) Synthetic

The function of ophthalmic viscoelastic devices (OVDs)

  • Stabilization of the anterior chamber

  • Protection of the endothelium