Kazakh scientists develop nanoproduct for ophthalmology

Eye diseases in Kazakhstan will be treated using ophthalmic nanofilm in the form of a lens. It was invented by the faculty of the Aktobe University. The polymer film is filled with ointment or drops and placed under the lower eyelid. Gradually, it swells and releases the drug.

“The film will be made from natural polymers. The natural materials are biocompatible and do not cause any harm to the body. The advantage of this drug of such a solid form is that, first of all, we have a consistent concentration here. The polymer film produces a certain amount of a drug dosage at a certain speed. This means high validity. That is, its validity period is more than just two hours. This polymer film can be kept for four hours, or even for eight, 12 or 24 hours, which is very convenient for a patient,” said Guzel Abilova, senior lecturer at Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University.

Local scientists learned how to create a unique medical product during their internship in the United Kingdom. Pharmaceutical companies in Kazakhstan do not yet produce ophthalmic films, but they are widespread abroad. In the future, the developers plan to apply for project funding.