Special Issue "Materials for Ophthalmic Drug Delivery"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Anuj Chauhan
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Website: http://www.che.ufl.edu/faculty/chauhan/index.html
E-Mail: chauhan@che.ufl.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ophthalmic drug delivery is fast becoming a very important area of research due to a continuous aging of the world population. There is an incredible range of drug types in terms of both physical properties and sizes which need to be delivered for treating diseases both in the anterior and the posterior segments of the eye. This presents materials researchers with unique opportunities to develop new approaches, devices, materials for targeted and controlled delivery of drugs to various ophthalmic tissues. We invite papers focusing directly on ophthalmic applications as well as papers that focus on approaches or materials that are currently utilized in other parts of the body, but could be adapted for ocular applications.

Dr. Anuj Chauhan
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • contact lenses
  • conjunctival inserts
  • punctal plugs
  • nanoparticles
  • mucoadhesion
  • vitreous
  • cornea
  • retina
  • macular degeneration
  • blood-retina barrier
  • retina inserts
  • gene therapy
  • stimuli responsive gels

Published Papers (4 papers)

Materials 2012, 5(4), 684-698; doi:10.3390/ma5040684
Received: 8 March 2012; Accepted: 10 April 2012 / Published: 19 April 2012
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Materials 2012, 5(1), 108-120; doi:10.3390/ma5010108
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 21 December 2011 / Accepted: 24 December 2011 / Published: 5 January 2012
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Materials 2012, 5(1), 85-107; doi:10.3390/ma5010085
Received: 8 November 2011; in revised form: 18 December 2011 / Accepted: 20 December 2011 / Published: 2 January 2012
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Materials 2011, 4(11), 1927-1940; doi:10.3390/ma4111927
Received: 6 October 2011; in revised form: 20 October 2011 / Accepted: 25 October 2011 / Published: 1 November 2011
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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