Eyenovations is a start-up company and is working on developing contact lenses that deliver medications directly to the eye, specifically glaucoma.
Eye drops are a simple way to get medicine to the surface of the eye, but taking drops several times a day can be onerous for patients. A start-up company in Cambridge, MA, has developed an alternative: contact lenses that can deliver drugs to the eye for a month or more.
Eyenovations is developing the technology to make it easier for patients with glaucoma to receive medicine without relying on frequent eye drops. The company believes that the lenses could prove useful for treating several other eye conditions and for delivering antibiotics following eye surgery. Courtesy of Courtney Humphries and Technology Review (Published by MIT)
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