New eye drops developed for AMD sufferers, injection jabs no
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A type of eye drop to control age-related blindness has been developed by a team of researchers. The collaborative research could be the end of painful injections directly into the eye to treat the increasingly common eye disorder known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The drop uses a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) to deliver the drug to the relevant part of the eye within minutes. The CPP-drug has the potential to have a significant impact on the treatment of AMD by revolutionising drug-delivery options. Efficacious self-administered drug application by eye drop would lead to a significant reduction in adverse outcomes and health care costs compared with current treatments. The CPP-plus drug complex also has potential application to other chronic ocular diseases that require drug delivery to the posterior chamber of the eye.

The study appears in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

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