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1. (WO1997006838) MEDICATION DISPENSING INTRA-OCULAR LENS SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/006838    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/013272
Publication Date: Feb 27, 1997 International Filing Date: Aug 16, 1996
IPC: A61F 2/00
A61F 2/16
A61F 9/00
A61K 9/00
A61L 27/34
A61L 27/54
Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY
Inventors: RIZZO, Joseph, III
Title: MEDICATION DISPENSING INTRA-OCULAR LENS SYSTEM
Abstract:
Medication dispensing intra-ocular lens system for implantation into an eye. An implantable intra-ocular lens includes a carrier medium disposed on a surface of the lens. A biologically active material is embedded in the carrier medium for controlled release into the eye. Contemplated biologically active materials include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents and cell growth inhibitors. The controlled release of biologically active materials within the eye is more effective than conventional topical applications of the same substances.