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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Li XM, Cui YD, Lloyd AW, Mikhalovsky SV, Sandeman SR, Howel CA, Liao LW
Article Title: Polymeric hydrogels for novel contact lens-based ophthalmic drug delivery systems: A review.
Publication date: 2008
Journal: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye
Volume: 31
Issue: (2)
Page numbers: 57-64.
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2007.09.002
Alternative URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6X27-4R05JG4-3/1/78a500251eaa7ed1bea2aa70a6598fba

Abstract: Only about 5% of drugs administrated by eye drops are bioavailable, and currently eye drops account for more than 90% of all ophthalmic formulations. The bioavailability of ophthalmic drugs can be improved by a soft contact lens-based ophthalmic drug delivery system. Several polymeric hydrogels have been investigated for soft contact lens-based ophthalmic drug delivery systems: (i) polymeric hydrogels for conventional contact lens to absorb and release ophthalmic drugs; (ii) polymeric hydrogels for piggyback contact lens combining with a drug plate or drug solution; (iii) surface-modified polymeric hydrogels to immobilize drugs on the surface of contact lenses; (iv) polymeric hydrogels for inclusion of drugs in a colloidal structure dispersed in the lens; (v) ion ligand-containing polymeric hydrogels; (vi) molecularly imprinted polymeric hydrogels which provide the contact lens with a high affinity and selectivity for a given drug. Polymeric hydrogels for these contact lens-based ophthalmic drug delivery systems, their advantages and drawbacks are critically analyzed in this review
Author keywords: hydrogels, contact lens, Ophthalmic drug delivery system

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