The suprachoroidal pathway: a new drug delivery route to the back of the eye

Rai, Uma Do J. P., Young, Simon A., Thrimawithana, Thilini R., Abdelkader, Hamdy, Alani, Adam W. G., Pierscionek, Barbara and Alany, Raid G. (2015) The suprachoroidal pathway: a new drug delivery route to the back of the eye. Drug Discovery Today, 20(4), pp. 491-495. ISSN (print) 1359-6446

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The development of safe and convenient drug delivery strategies for treatment of posterior segment eye diseases is challenging. Although intravitreal injection has wide acceptance amongst clinicians, its use is associated with serious side-effects. Recently, the suprachoroidal space (SCS) has attracted the attention of ophthalmologists and pharmaceutical formulators as a potential site for drug administration and delivery to the posterior segment of the eye. This review highlights the major constraints of drug delivery to the posterior eye segment, key anatomical and physiological features of the SCS and drug delivery applications of this route with emphasis on microneedles along with future perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: drug injection, suprachoroidal space, treatment, drug delivery, posterior segment eye disease,
Research Area: Pharmacy
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Maren Schroeder
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 19:08
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 12:40

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