Eye medications dispensed through your contact lenses?

contact lens istock pictureI’m sure that everyone reading this has, at one time or another, been prescribed a medication that needs to be taken at certain intervals- daily, twice daily, etc. And I’m sure that every single one of you has forgotten a dose at some point!

So a contact lens that continuously administers eye medication could be extremely helpful for patients currently on eye drop medication regimens. In cell culture and animal studies, these contacts were capable of delivering glaucoma medication for a month! There are many different eye medications that currently require drops- imagine the ease of drug delivery via contact lenses! Cool research- check it out.

http://consumer.healthday.com/eye-care-information-13/eye-and-vision-problem-news-295/progress-made-on-contact-lens-delivery-of-eye-drops-in-animals-682896.html

 

 

 

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