Ocular antimicrobial drug delivery bandage

mtxsep21 fig2Contact lenses commonly become infected by bacteria and fungi, which can lead to large numbers of doctor and hospital visits annually, at a significant cost to national healthcare systems.

A prophylactic bandage contact lens that prevents microbial infections in an eye, as well as treating infection by dispensing antimicrobial medication at controlled rates, has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, California, USA.

For the full story, see the September 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.