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Description of key information

Perfluorocarbons have been used in various medical applications, both in trials and in routine use, in human subjects, for some forty years, indicating these materials have zero toxicity to humans.

  • Blood extender
  • Eye surgury
  • Wound healing
  • Liquid breathing
  • Ulcer treatment
  • Ultrasound imaging agent
  • Tattoo removal
  • Nasal spray for brain cooling

Additional information

Specifically for perfluoro-n-octane, is its use in eye surgury. See for example: