Afrox: HiQ gases and eye surgery


Inert speciality gases have been used in eye surgery for more than 100 years, with the use of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and perfluoropropane (C3F8) still being the gold standard in eye surgery today.

Hans Strydom, Afrox’s Technical Services Manager for Special Products and Chemicals, spoke to gasworld about the use of HiQ gases for eye surgery, which are universally used by surgeons to repair retinal detachments and other conditions involving the human eye.

In South Africa, Afrox has supplied these gases to surgeons for many decades and has a vast amount of experience in high-quality gases for eye surgery, along with those for many other medical procedures.

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