Parasuraman Mohan, Jothimani Rajeswari, Karthikeyan Kesavan

Cationic microemulsion of voriconazole for the treatment of fungal keratitis: in vitro and in vivo evaluation

  • Pharmaceutical Science

Aim: This investigation aimed to develop a voriconazole-loaded chitosan-coated cationic microemulsion (CVME) to treat fungal keratitis. Methods: Microemulsions were prepared using water titration, and the optimized microemulsion was coated with chitosan to prepare CVME. The physicochemical parameters, ocular irritation potential, in vitro antifungal efficacy and in vitro release studies were performed. The in vivo antifungal efficacy study was conducted in a fungal infection-induced rabbit eye model. Results: The developed CVME displayed acceptable physicochemical properties and excellent mucoadhesive behavior and showed a sustained release profile. Ex vivo and in vivo studies concluded that higher permeability and improved antifungal efficacy were observed for CVME than drug suspension (DS). Conclusion: The prepared CVME7 is a viable alternative to treating fungal keratitis with existing approaches.

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