American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Development of Curcumin Based Ophthalmic Formulation

D. Anjana, K. A. Nair, N. Somashekara, M. Venkata, R. Sripathy, Rajesh Yelucheri, H. Parmar, R. Upadhyay, S. R. Verma and C. N. Ramchand

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2012.41.49

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 41-49

Abstract

Problem statement: Ophthalmic drug delivery system has been a major challenge due to the distinctive and unique anatomy of the eye. The use of phytochemicals for the application in ocular disease has not been investigated much, due to poor pharmacokinetics of phytochemical and hence poor therapeutic efficacy. Approach: Curcumin is one such phytochemical known for its medicinal properties, but its usage has been limited due to its poor bioavailability. Therapeutic ocular application of curcumin for indications such as allergic conjunctivitis and use of nanotechnology based delivery system for increasing its bioavailability haven

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© 2012 D. Anjana, K. A. Nair, N. Somashekara, M. Venkata, R. Sripathy, Rajesh Yelucheri, H. Parmar, R. Upadhyay, S. R. Verma and C. N. Ramchand. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.