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Advances in ocular drug delivery.
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PMID:  22510004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Eye drops have long been the primary ocular drug delivery dosage form used to treat ocular disorders ranging from superficial conditions to intravitreal diseases. The ocular anatomical structure and physiological protective mechanisms are one of the most formidable barriers to drug penetration that have significantly reduced the drug's efficacy and target selectivity while sometimes causing ocular tissue damage. There are many new and innovative advances in ocular drug delivery due to better understanding of the structure and function of the eye, the nature of its diseases, and how to overcome or utilize its protective barrier(s), which resulted in increased bioavailability and longer duration of action of the administered drugs, therefore, more effective disease management. We seek in this article to present a comprehensive overview of the basic required knowledge about the barriers for drug delivery to the eye and the major breakthroughs and advances in ocular drug delivery to the anterior, posterior and intravitreal segments of the eye.
Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji; Cheryl-Ann Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current eye research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1460-2202     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Eye Res.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104312     Medline TA:  Curr Eye Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University , Fort Lauderdale, FL , USA.
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