Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for Cataract Surgery

Team: Paula Hammond and Kenneth Mandell with Myoung-Hwan Park and Joseph Rizzo

Cataract surgery patients need to administer medication, using eye drops, for several weeks after a new lens is implanted. This project is developing a technology to release drugs directly from the implanted lens using a new nano layer technology, thus eliminating the need for eye drops.

The technology from this project was spun out into a startup company, LayerBio.