Molecular imprinting extends drug release in contacts, modestly affects lens properties

ORLANDO, Fla. – Unmodified contact lenses have been shown to release ciprofloxacin in about an hour; however, the use of a molecular imprinting strategy extends that to 24 hours, according to a researcher who presented his poster here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.Alex Hui, OD, told Primary Care Optometry News, “If we imprint the lenses, we’re looking at 24 hours or a couple of days, depending on the modification.

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