Under eyelid skin: a new window for ophthalmic drug delivery

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SEE, Gerard Lee (University of San Carlos, Pharmacy, Cebu, Philippines)
  • Co-author(s): Gerard Lee Lo See: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama, Japan;Department of Pharmacy, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines
    Ayano Sagesaka: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama, Japan
    Wesam Kadhum: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama, Japan
    Hiroaki Todo: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama, Japan
    Kenji Sugibayashi: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Saitama, Japan
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Eye drops account for 90% of ophthalmic medicines for the treatment of ocular diseases however drug efficacy is decreased due to dilution by tears and on expulsion by blinking. To compensate these drawbacks, ophthalmic drugs could be delivered to the conjunctival tissue via the under eyelid skin, the thinnest skin layer in the body. 

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