New Nanotechnology Based Eye Drops To Control Blindness

nanotechnology eye drops
nanotechnology eye drops

The exponential growth in Nanotechnology Engineering has led to a major help and relief in the field of medicine and surgery. Earlier, the medical conditions that had to be operated upon, now can be easily dealt with the options that nanotechnology-based medicines provide.

In the most recent case, a Mexican company “Medical and Surgical Center for Retina” has developed a nanotechnology-based eye drop that would control the chronic degenerative blindness. Previously, surgeons used to inject the drugs through the eyes itself. The method was quite risky and painful.

This nanotechnology product works with last generation liposome particles which are concentrated in droplets. These droplets act as a carrier, wrapping the  proteins and essential drugs giving them a passage into the eye.

Hospitals that are short of specialists doctors and resources would be benefitted the most by this reformatory cure. The nanotechnology based eye drops, however, should be prescribed by a recognized physician, but can be administered at home.

Also, this medicine is fairly cheaper and easier to use than performing the delicate surgery. In this method, the cost for the treatment is reduced by 80 to 90 percent. Otherwise, the patients with chronic degenerative diseases require a very costly injection per month. The results as told by the patients are similar to the one’s that had intraocular injections.

The company has won the Mexican National Prize for Technology and Innovation. It plans to conclude the Clinical Research regulated by the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) next year and provide the medicine through statewide health institutions.

Nanotechnology sciences have always lived up to the expectations and with the developments like these, the next contraption is duly anticipated.

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