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Recent Trends in Advanced Contact Lenses.

08:00 EDT 2nd April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Recent Trends in Advanced Contact Lenses."

Exploiting contact lenses for ocular drug delivery is an emerging field in the area of biomedical engineering and advanced healthcare materials. Despite all the research conducted in this area, still, new technologies are in their early stages of the development, and more work must be done in terms of clinical trials to commercialize these technologies. A great challenge in using contact lenses for drug delivery is to achieve a prolonged drug release profile within the therapeutic range for various eye-related problems and diseases. In general, desired release kinetics to avoid the initial burst release is the zero-order kinetics within the therapeutic range. This review highlights the new technologies developed to achieve efficient and extended drug delivery. It also provides an overview of the materials and methods for fabrication of contact lenses and their mechanical and optical properties.

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Name: Advanced healthcare materials
ISSN: 2192-2659
Pages: e1801390

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Soft, supple contact lenses made of plastic polymers which interact readily with water molecules. Many types are available, including continuous and extended-wear versions, which are gas-permeable and easily sterilized.

Hydrophilic contact lenses worn for an extended period or permanently.

Lenses designed to be worn on the front surface of the eyeball. (UMDNS, 1999)

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