Biodegradable ocular insert for controlled delivery of ophthalmic medication

Author(s): Alan HBII, Theodorakis MC

Abstract

An ocular insert is disclosed that is attachable to the third eyelid of animals to provide controlled delivery of ophthalmic medication. The insert includes a disc impregnated with medication in controlled-release form and a biodegradable spear for attachment of the insert to the third eyelid. An insert effective for treatment of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis comprises a disc impregnated with chloramphenicol sodium monosuccinate and a spear of biodegradable polylactic acid which provides for retention of the insert in the eye, and consequent medication, for up to seven days.

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