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Ocular Uses for Naltrexone

Speaker

Amber Myers PharmD

Description: 

Naltrexone is used for many areas of the body. But what about the eyes? This presentation will shed light on the use of Naltrexone for ocular issues from a pharmacist’s perspective, as well as considerations for ocular naltrexone formulations. 

Session Learning Objective:

1. Be aware of mechanistic hypotheses of naltrexone in the eye

2. Identify ocular opportunities where Naltrexone may be a helpful therapy option

3. Understand naltrexone formulation considerations for ophthalmic use

4.      Session Outline:

Outline

1. Intro to self

Presentation from a pharmacist’s perspective

2. Intro to Naltrexone

General Overview of Eye Physiology

Mechanism of LDN in relation to eye issues          

3. Ocular Opportunities

Post-LASIK        

Sjogren's

 +/- ASED

Secondary issues

Diabetes

4. Formulations

Ointment

Solution

 

Comparison between the two, considerations for additives, concentrations, cost