Hydrogel Contact Lens -- Corneal Melting (image) University of New Hampshire Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to treat corneal melting. The hydrogel works locally by deactivating the harmful MMP enzymes only in the cornea. Credit UNH/UCD Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.