Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear : Shots

February 20, 2015 6:39 PM

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Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear : Shots

If you've ever had an eye infection, you know how annoying it can be to get drops of medicine on the eyeball a few times a day. It's an even harder task with children or for older adults who don't always have the dexterity to squeeze they used to.

That's why researchers have developed an ultra-thin contact that can be placed on the eye to deliver drugs slowly — in a matter of hours or they hope even days — before dissolving away.

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