Ocular Safety of Topical Naltrexone
Revised final rept. 1 May 2009-31 Jan 2013
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV HERSHEY
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We have obtained continuing approval from our Institutional Review Board and Conflict of Interest COI Committees. Dr. Sassani has assisted Dr. David Liang and Dr. Esther Bowie in data collection. All observers are masked. Nevertheless, at the request of our COI Committee he does not participate in data analysis or interpretation. We completed testing in 4 volunteers in each of the once daily and 4 times daily, 1 x 10-6 M cohorts four times daily, 1 x 10-6, 5 x 10- 6, and 1 x 10-5 M dosages of topical Naltrexone in Vigamox eyedrops. Due to a pharmacy error, one additional cohort of 4 individuals was treated at a lower than scheduled dose of 5 X 10-6M and this cohort had to be repeated at the higher dosage of 1 x 10-5M, thereby further delaying the research. No significant untoward side effects were noted in any groups of volunteers. Although this officially is our Final Report, we are committed to completing the terms of our original grant. Therefore, we have recruited our final cohort of volunteers and within one week will have treated them with the four times daily, 5 x 10-5 M Naltrexone dosage. Thus, we will have completed the protocol fully.
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