TOPICAL OCULAR PHARMACOLOGY- AN ANCIENT INDIAN VIEW
Dr. Pranav Bhagwat*
Topical ocular drug delivery has immense challenges due to corneal and precorneal factors. Ayurveda, an age-old science of medicine, had devised effective solution towards increasing drug availability in ocular tissues. This article discusses the barriers and strategies towards ocular drug absorption, visualises effects of fluid dynamics, clever pharmacological preparations, and pulsatile therapies towards achieving higher concentrations of medicines as described by Sushrutasamhita, a treatise on Ayurveda.
Keywords: topical ocular pharmacotherapeutics-kriyakalpa- drug residence- viscosity-sheer stress-transscleral absorption.
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