Conference on Ophthalmology and Optometry

Theme: Visualizing Novelty in Ophthalmology

  25 -26 April 2019  ||  Prague, Czech Republic

Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
New ophthalmic drug delivery systems are currently receiving increased attention, in part because of the expected emergence of new drugs with short biological half-lives whose usefulness may depend on a more continuous drug supply than eye drops can provide, but also because of the potential of some delivery systems to reduce the side effects of the more potent drugs. Various strategies for ocular drug delivery are considered; from basic formulation techniques for improving availability of drugs. The use of drug-loaded contact lenses and ocular inserts allows drugs to be better placed where they are needed for more direct delivery.