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Sticky nanoparticles could 'revolutionise' eye drops

Nanoparticles which ‘stick’ to the cornea could improve the effectiveness of eye drops and may in future provide a route to treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research from the University of Reading.

Nanoparticles which ‘stick’ to the cornea could improve the effectiveness of eye drops and may in future provide a route to treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research from the University of Reading.

While eye drops offer an easy, non-invasive method of drug delivery for patients with eye conditions, only a small fraction of the drug may ultimately cross the corneal barrier and make it into the eye, with a large proportion lost due to tear washout.