Special Issue "Materials for Ophthalmic Drug Delivery"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)
Dr. Anuj Chauhan (Website)
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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
- contact lenses
- conjunctival inserts
- punctal plugs
- macular degeneration
- blood-retina barrier
- retina inserts
- gene therapy
- stimuli responsive gels