The working group “Materials it the Ophthalmology” focuses on both the development and biocompatibility testing of materials for the augmentation and replacement of diseased ocular tissues and the development and testing of drug delivery systems to the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. Some specific areas of interest include: surface modification and protein adsorption on polymers used for refractive devices; wetting of surfaces; drug delivery systems, contact lenses-based sensors for improved clinical diagnostic.
- Identification of key issues in ophthalmic materials
- Establishment of interdisciplinary network
- Exchange of experience between working groups active in the field of ophthalmological materials
- Initiate joint research and development projects with research institutes and industry