December 2, 2016 Conference
Nanotechnology Approaches to Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
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Dr. Peter McDonnell (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
Topical ophthalmic drug delivery has been the predominant mode of administration for decades, but analysis of patient behavior shows that often the medications are not applied as intended. Alternative approaches to drug delivery, including nanotechnological solutions, offer the appeal of greater predictability, more precise targeting of the drug to the tissues of interest and fewer complications because of the avoidance of toxic preservatives. Among examples discussed is a suture partially composed of antibiotic that can prevent infectious complications in animal models.