EverPatch Ophthalmic Scleral Patch
The CorNeat scleral patch is the first synthetic and non-degradable tissue substitute for use in ophthalmic surgeries. And, it is poised to displace the use of donor and processed tissue, which eventually degrades and carries the risk of disease transmission.
The EverPatch is composed of a non-woven, polymer matrix, which integrates with surrounding tissue. Plus, it is intended to reinforce the sclera and aid the physical reconstruction of the ocular surface.
When implanted, the scleral patch stimulates cellular proliferation, leading to progressive tissue integration. In-vivo studies demonstrate full fibroblast colonization and abundant collagen deposition as well as the presence of capillaries within the material 6 months post-implantation. Given its non-degradability, it enables the permanent anchoring of implants to surrounding tissue.
Primary uses of the scleral patch are: concealing glaucoma shunt tubes, bridging tissue gaps, and covering suture knots.