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Disc-full of drugs: compressed ophthalmic discs
  1. Richard Keeler,
  2. Arun D Singh,
  3. Harminder S Dua

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Cover illustration courtesy of Mr Richard Keeler, curator of the museum of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Cover photo: Mark Thomas.

Drug delivery to the eye has always been a matter of interest and innovation. One such endeavour is illustrated on the front cover, which shows a set of 24 circular boxes made in bone, with each box containing discs of different drug preparations in compressed form. These 3 and 5 mm discs were sometimes referred to as ‘lamels’.

The discs were made in the late 19th century, at the instigation of Dr Casey Wood,i by a company based in Philadelphia, John Wyeth and Brother. The set of discs …

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