Medical use of eye drops may begin to decline when these new lenses hit the market (Photo: Wikipedia/Lars Andreas)
Dr. Mark Byrne confers with one of his team members (Photo: Jeff Etheridge/Auburn University)
Dr. Mark Byrne holds a medicated contact lens (Photo: Jeff Etheridge/Auburn University)
"Our lenses offer the increased efficacy and efficiency of drug delivery, which translates to better eye health." (Image: Auburn University)
Dr. Mark Byrne and his engineering team (Phot: Jeff Etheridge/Auburn University)
A patient inserts a medicated contact lens (Photo: Jeff Etheridge/Auburn University)
We've had our eyes on contact lenses which aim to deliver medicine for several years. Now, a team of biomedical and chemical engineers from Alabama's Auburn University (AU) claims to have designed the first disposable lenses capable of delivering controlled doses of medication for as long as they're being worn.
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