Implant could banish regular eye drops and injections

Implant could banish regular eye drops and injections

Posted on 05th February 2012

A new implant could help treat patients suffering from common eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

eye-implantA tiny coil, known as an I-vation is inserted into the back of the eye. Once in place the I-vation slowly releases drugs for a period of up to two years meaning patients no longer need to use regular eye drops or be given eye injections. Early trials of the device have proved effective in the treatment of diabetic macular oedema.


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