Special Issue "Advanced Nanosystems for Ophthalmic Administration"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: formulation of drug delivery systems for systemic or topical administration; development of nano/micro-systems: microemulsions, emulsions, liposomes, lipid nanoparticles; thermosensitive drug delivery systems; inorganic nanoparticles: mesoporous silica nanoparticles, nanotitania; Calcium phosphate coatings; skin delivery of antioxidants; advanced nanosystems for intraocular administrations: nanocomposites, thermosensitive hydrogels, in vitro ocular flow models
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Ophthalmic therapies have recently been improved by the introduction of novel drug delivery approaches using implants or devices, advanced biomaterials, nanomedicines, stimuli-responsive systems, cell therapy, etc. These technologies are applied for the treatment of several anterior/posterior-segment diseases such as dry eye, allergy, inflammations, infections, glaucoma, cataract and retinal disorders (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others). Most of the inserts/implants are invasively applied and require surgical procedures, and advanced drug delivery systems (DDSs) based on nanotechnologies appear to provide more effective non-invasive therapies even though they require increasing efforts to obtain high clinical impacts. The employment of in vitro models to estimate the ocular drug release residence time and clearance plays an important role in this research progress. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will survey the challenges and the current state-of-the-art in the use of nanomaterials to create advanced DDSs for the treatment of ocular diseases.
Dr. Simona Sapino
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- Ocular diseases
- Intraocular drug delivery
- Ocular barriers
- Ophthalmic implants
- Stimuli-responsive systems
- In vitro ocular models
- Cell cultures