Biocompatible Optical Products Synthesized by Sol-Gel Technique

Baydoğan N.

SURGICAL CASE REPORTS, vol.2, no.1, pp.1-2, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Biocompatible optical products derived by sol-gel technique are used commercially in optical and biomedical applications. Optical products have the preparation capacity with a large variety of the products related with ophthalmic in situ gels. The optical coatings can be designed due to its favorable optical, magnetic, mechanical (low friction, abrasion resistance etc.), chemical (barrier for gasses), and electrical properties in optical and biomedical products. The functional behaviour of several ophthalmic products derived by sol-gel technique bases on the performance of in situ gel-forming systems that are instilled as drops into the eye. The sol-gel based optical products are favorable due to their high chemical homogeneity, low processing temperatures, and the possibility of controlling the size and morphology of particles. The durability and functionality of coatings is critically dependent on the adhesion performance between the coating layer and the underlying substrate.