Medicine Delivered by Contact Lenses
- 4 august 2009
For the forgetful masses there is now a new method to simplify medicinal regimens. Researchers in Boston claim they’ve developed a contact lens that delivers medications at a constant rate for over a month. For now, the technology is limited to eye patients, but eventually the method could be expanded to other symptoms.
For those with dry-eyes or glaucoma the lenses remove the diligent administration of drops throughout the day. Eye drops are notoriously inaccurate and usually only 1 to 7 percent of the medication gets absorbed into the eye. The new technology allows the medication to get precise dosages and keep a constant rate of delivery. The research isn’t out of the lab, but will move shortly to animal testing, hopefully we’ll see this solution soon.