Hyuncheol Kim

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PURPOSE The safety and pharmacokinetics of a triamcinolone acetonide (TA) preservative-free (TA-PF) formulation were investigated after intravitreal administration in rabbits. METHODS A TA-PF formulation was prepared as a sterile 40-mg/mL or 160-mg/mL suspension in single-use vials by adding TA powder to 0.5% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose in normal(More)
Ensuring optimum delivery of therapeutic agents in the eye requires detailed information about the transport mechanisms and elimination pathways available. This knowledge can guide the development of new drug delivery devices. In this study, we investigated the movement of a drug surrogate, Gd-DTPA (Magnevist®) released from a polymer-based implant in(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine the correlation between the distribution of nanoparticles in the vitreous and retina and their surface properties after intravitreal injection. For this purpose, we synthesized seven kinds of nanoparticles through self-assembly of amphiphilic polymer conjugates in aqueous condition. They showed similar size but(More)
Transscleral delivery of triamcinolone acetonide into the vitreous using sub-Tenon's injections may be a safer alternative to reduce the sight-threatening complications of direct intravitreal injections. However, sub-Tenon's injections have demonstrated low and poorly sustained vitreous drug levels in animal studies. To improve our understanding of the(More)
We report a strongly amplified photoacoustic (PA) performance of the new functional hybrid material composed of reduced graphene oxide and gold nanorods. Due to the excellent NIR light absorption properties of the reduced graphene oxide coated gold nanorods (r-GO-AuNRs) and highly efficient heat transfer process through the reduced graphene oxide layer,(More)
Position based routing protocols have been a great deal of attention in vehicular ad hoc networks. The routing protocols are very efficient in high mobility ad hoc network since the path to a destination can be proactively determined by location information of neighbor and destination nodes. However, this causes the leakage of the private information of(More)
PURPOSE The ability of an episcleral implant at the equator of the eye to deliver drugs to the posterior segment was evaluated, using a sustained-release implant containing gadolinium-DTPA (Gd-DTPA). The movement of this drug surrogate was assessed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the rabbit eye. The results were compared with a similar implant(More)
Occult metastases are a major cause of cancer mortality, even among patients undergoing curative resection. Therefore, practical strategies to target the growth and persistence of already established metastases would provide an important advance in cancer treatment. Here, we assessed the potential of protein therapy using a cell permeable NM23-H1 metastasis(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to determine the role of the neonatal Fc (FcRn) receptor in eliminating intravitreally administered full-length immunoglobulin G (IgG) across the blood-retinal barrier. METHODS FcRn receptor expression in normal and laser photocoagulated retinas was compared quantitatively by real-time RT-PCR. The distribution of(More)
PURPOSE To compare the pharmacokinetics (PKs) of intravitreally injected bevacizumab in vitrectomized versus nonvitrectomized control rabbit eyes. METHODS Twenty-five-gauge pars plana vitrectomy without lensectomy was performed in 17 right rabbit eyes (V) and 18 nonvitrectomized right rabbit eyes served as controls (C). After 1.25 mg/0.05 mL intravitreal(More)