Invited Speaker: Contact Lenses for Delivery of Drugs to the Front and Back of the Eye

H. Sheardown1, L. Liu1, L. Subbaraman1, G. Guidi1, A. Hui2, L. Jones2
1McMaster University Hamilton ON L8S 4L7 Canada; 2University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON Canada

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Summary
Various methods of delivering drugs to the both the anterior and posterior eye using contact lens like hydrogel materials have been developed. Silicone hydrogel like materials have been selected for their ability to ensure long term delivery of drugs with adequate oxygen delivery for ocular health.

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