Opthalmic Biomaterials SIG

Timeslot: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:15am to 12:15pm
Track: Biomaterials Applications
Room: 210/211


The Ophthalmic Biomaterials SIG Session welcomes submissions that describe the development and/or testing of biomaterials for use in ophthalmology. This may include drug delivery strategies or cell-based approaches, regenerative medicine applications, or unique animal models that have a primary focus in preserving or restoring the form and/or function of the eye. Abstracts from related areas of research with strong applicability in the visual system may also be submitted for this SIG Session.


  • 10:15 a.m. 441. Engineering a Regeneration Permissive Substrate as Therapeutics for Retinal Degeneration, J Kundu*(1), P Baranov(2), S Kim(3), A Yandulskaya(1), J Monaghan(1), R Linhardt(3), M Young(2), R Carrier(1); (1)Northeastern University, Boston, MA, (2)Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA, (3)Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

  • 10:30 a.m. 442. Posterior Ocular Drug Delivery for Treatment of Wet-AMD using Injectable, Degradable POEGMA Hydrogels, E Paron*, B Muirhead, H Sheardown, T Hoare; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • 10:45 a.m. 443. ATRP Surface Modification of Contact Lenses for Improving Lens Comfort by Interacting of PolyAPBA and Polysaccharide Wetting Agents, H Sheardown*, L Liu; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • 11:00 a.m. 444. Preliminary, In Vitro Optimization of a Controlled Release Cysteamine Eye Drop, J Jimenez*, M Washington, M Fedorchak, K Nischal; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 11:15 a.m. 445. Properties of IOLs after Gamma Radiation, C. Hu*, F. Chen, M. Lowery; Johnson & Johnson Vision, Santa Ana, CA

  • 11:30 a.m. 446. Carboxymethylated Hyaluronic Acid-based Delivery of Small Molecule to Ocular Surface, H. Lee*, S. Luo, B. Wirostko, B. Mann; Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

  • 11:45 a.m. 447. Polyethylene Glycol Methacrylate-Based Polymeric Micelles for Ocular Drug Delivery, H Sheardown(1), J Leung*(2); (1)McMaster Engineering, Hamilton, ON, (2)McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • 12:00 noon 448. Delivery of Stem Cells using Biomimetic Materials Designed for Ocular Surface Repair, B Janet(1), B Corliss(2), L Costella*(1), K Broderick(1), R Redmond(3), A Eiseman(4), C Tison(1); (1)Luna Innovations, Charlottesville, VA, (2)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (3)Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, (4)Medical University of Sou