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Low-dose naltrexone safe, effective for neuropathic corneal pain

SAN FRANCISCO — Treatment with low-dose naltrexone resulted in improvements in pain and quality of life scores without serious side effects among patients with neuropathic corneal pain, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

“Neuropathic corneal pain is a disease that causes nerve damage and results in pain or discomfort,” Gabriela Dieckmann, MD, from the department of ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center, said. “Low-dose naltrexone has been used as an off-label treatment for many neuropathic pain diseases, such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.”

 

Read the full article here  October 2019