Aim of this study was to evaluate solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) as carriers for topical ocular delivery of tobramycin (TOB). The SLN were in the colloidal size range (average diameter below 100 nm; polydispersity index below 0.2) and contained 2.5% TOB as ion-pair complex with hexadecyl phosphate. The preocular retention of SLN in rabbit eyes was tested using drug-free, fluorescent SLN (F-SLN): these were retained for longer times on the corneal surface and in the conjunctival sac when compared with an aqueous fluorescent solution. A suspension of TOB-loaded SLN (TOB-SLN) containing 0.3% w/v TOB was administered topically to rabbits, and the aqueous humour concentration of TOB was determined up to six hours. When compared with an equal dose of TOB administered by standard commercial eyedrops, TOB-SLN produced a significantly higher TOB bioavailability in the aqueous humour.
|Autori:||R. CAVALLI; M. ROSA GASCO; CHETONI P; S. BURGALASSI; M.F. SAETTONE|
|Titolo:||Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) as ocular delivery system for tobramycin|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0378-5173(02)00080-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|