Improving Melatonin Delivery Within the Eye



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Alkozi, Hanan Awad and Pintor, Jesús (2017) Improving Melatonin Delivery Within the Eye. Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability, 9 (6). pp. 516-517. ISSN 0975-0851

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Melatonin is a neurohormone synthesized in the pineal gland as well as in other organs and it plays an important role in many ocular functions, as it is synthesized in numerous eye structures. Melatonin can reduce the intraocular pressure and to serves as an antioxidant preventing against free radicals, hence cataract formation as well as retinal damage due to glaucoma, among other functions. Ocular pharmacology is a challenging field giving the difficulties of drug delivery inside the eye due to its low bioavailability. In this sense, the present brief commentary is summarizing the latest advances in non-invasive ocular drug delivery focused on the effect of melatonin in different ocular diseases.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Melatonin; Eye; Corena; Dry Eye
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Ophtalmology
Medical sciences > Optics > Eyes anatomy
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Pharmacology
ID Code:45435
Deposited On:24 Nov 2017 11:24
Last Modified:11 Dec 2017 12:42

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