Dr. Jasmita Satapathy, Dr. Swati Samant, Dr Priyabrat Pattnaik
Silk has a long history of medical use and is a great biopolymer. Silk processing has a strong track record for the load-bearing applications that includes meshes and surgical threads, which are medically approved for the human use. For its lustrous appeal and remarkable physical properties, human beings have long appreciated silk, however as the mysteries of silk are threadbare, it becomes clear that this exceptional biopolymer is more than a high-tech fibre. The evolution of bottom-up and top-down engineering approaches utilising silk as the basis for the drug delivery or cell-loaded matrix reignite interest in this olden material. This study summarizes the latest applications of silk, with specific reference to the eye, for drug delivery and tissue engineering. The study also addresses emerging trends in the use of silk as a biologically active biopolymer for the eye disorder treatment.
Volume: Volume 23
Issues: Issue 6
Keywords: Silk, biopolymer, high-tech fibre, tissue engineering, eye, drug delivery.