Singapore system is a new type of contact lenses, there is a certain therapeutic effect
Singapore researchers recently developed a new type of contact lenses through the eye of the body to release the drug, and thus play a certain degree of therapeutic effect.
According to Singapore's "Lianhe Zaobao" reported on the 6th, in charge of the R & D program is the Singapore Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Science and Technology Research Institute, Dr. Zhao Pixiong. He said that the contact lens is the drug liquid and contact lens materials blend, contact lenses, refractive index and transparency of the drug does not affect the drug release can be controlled. Due to the contact lens with many nanoscale microporous structure that allows the drug through the lens into the eye, through the body.
He said that the new contact lenses can release the drug, can also keep the eyes moist, suitable for dry eyes. At present, researchers have completed the animal clinical trials, and Singapore, a company has successfully their business, consumers are expected to buy this new type of contact lenses within a year or two.