Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for cataract surgery

Year 2012
Project team Paula Hammond and Kenneth Mandell with Myoung-Hwan Park and Joseph Rizzo

Direct release of medication

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.