Journal article

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Magnetic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Complicated Ocular Disorders

Elena K Schneider-Futschik, Felisa Reyes-Ortega

PHARMACEUTICS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Nanomaterials provide enormous opportunities to overcome the limitations of conventional ocular delivery systems, such as low therapeutic efficacy, side effects due to the systemic exposure, or invasive surgery. Apart from the more common ocular disorders, there are some genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, that develop ocular disorders as secondary effects as long as the disease progresses. These patients are more difficult to be pharmacologically treated using conventional drug routes (topically, systemic), since specific pharmacological formulations can be incompatible, display increased toxicity, or their therapeutic efficacy decreases with the administration of different kind of c..

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Awarded by NHMRC Fellowship Scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

! This work was funded from Plan Andaluz de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion (PAIDI2020) Fellowship supported by Consejeria de Economia, Conocimiento, Empresas y Universidad, Junta de Andalucia co-funded by Fondo Social Europeo de Andalucia 2014-2020. Portions of this work were supported by the NHMRC Fellowship Scheme (APP1157287).