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
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- contact lenses
- conjunctival inserts
- punctal plugs
- macular degeneration
- blood-retina barrier
- retina inserts
- gene therapy
- stimuli responsive gels
Review: Drug-Eluting Intraocular Lenses
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| Download PDF Full-text (288 KB)
Article: Acetic and Acrylic Acid Molecular Imprinted Model Silicone Hydrogel Materials for Ciprofloxacin-HCl Delivery
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| Download PDF Full-text (2826 KB)
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| Download PDF Full-text (522 KB)
Article: Release of Ciprofloxacin-HCl and Dexamethasone Phosphate by Hyaluronic Acid Containing Silicone Polymers
Materials 2012, 5(4), 684-698; doi:10.3390/ma5040684
Received: 8 March 2012 / Accepted: 10 April 2012 / Published: 19 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1166 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012