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Subspecialties Retina, Basic & Translational Research

Through the Eye of a Needle

Ocular drug delivery has its challenges; namely, that it requires high systemic doses, frequent topical doses (poor bioavailability and increased likelihood of side effects) or somewhat invasive intravitreal injections (not exactly welcomed by patients, so a non-compliance burden). Now, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, believe they have found the answer… But it does still look like a miniature medieval torture device (1).

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