Volume 1, Issue 12


Ocular Inserts: A Novel Controlled Drug Delivery System


Author: B. Pragati Kumar*, S.Durai vel ,Harish.G, Debjit Bhowmik
Nimra College of Pharmacy, Ibrahimpatnam ,Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract: Ocular drug delivery is one of the most challenging tasks faced by Pharmaceutical researchers. Major barriers in ocular medication are the ability to maintain a therapeutic level of the drug at the site of action for a prolonged duration. The ophthalmic preparations are available as sterile, buffered, isotonic solution. Several types of dosage forms are applied as the delivery system for the ocular delivery of drugs. The most prescribed dosage form is the eye drop solution as drops are easier to administer. Suspensions, gelled systems, ointment are also used for prolonged therapeutic action. Characteristics of ophthalmic preparations should be non-irritating to the ocular tissue. homogenous i.e., particles uniformly dispersed, smooth & free from lumps or agglomerates.

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