Contact lenses as a platform for ocular drug delivery.

  title={Contact lenses as a platform for ocular drug delivery.},
  author={Lokendrakumar C Bengani and Kuan-Hui Hsu and Samuel Gause and Anuj Chauhan},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug delivery},
  volume={10 11},
INTRODUCTION Most ophthalmic drugs are delivered through eye drops even though only about 1 - 5% of the drug reaches the target tissue and the patient compliance is not good. Drug-eluting contact lenses could significantly increase bioavailability, reduce side effects and improve patient compliance. AREAS COVERED Recent research on drug-eluting contact lenses has focused on increasing the release duration through molecular imprinting, dispersion of barriers or nanoparticles, increasing drug… CONTINUE READING