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Medical Breakthrough from Mercy Research & Development Can Protect Wounded Warriors' Sight and Help Everyday Americans
Date:6/21/2013

elivering medication. That allows time for the soldier to be transported to a military hospital for surgery.

“Another great thing about this research is its applications beyond military needs,” said Keela Davis, director of Mercy R&D. “The base lens can be infused with just about any drug for the eye and made available to everyone. We know when patients are prescribed eye drops for things like glaucoma or pink eye, the medication only reaches the eye about a quarter of the time. That’s either because the patients don’t use the eye drops, or the medication lands somewhere else. Eye drop installation is difficult, plus tears immediately dilute the drug and wash it away. This solves those problems and will lead to improved visual outcomes for patients.”

Now that researchers have tested prototypes that work, they still have one obstacle to overcome before the contacts can get to the battlefield. “They need to be mass produced,” explained Davis. “We are looking to license the technology to an established company or find an investor to help us set up the manufacturing process here.”

Patent number: 8,083,347 B2
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The Corneal Wound Repair Program is a partnership with Mercy Medical Research Institute, the United States Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Missouri State University and the University of Colorado.

Funding for the project came from a Department of Defense grant. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, who was then a congressman, requested the funding in 2008 as part of the Defense Department’s appropriat
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