Opiate and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in form-deprivation myopia.

  title={Opiate and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in form-deprivation myopia.},
  author={Andy J Fischer and Ruth L. Pickett Seltner and W K Stell},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  volume={15 6},
Pharmacological studies have implicated retinal opiate pathways in the visual regulation of ocular growth. However, the effects of opiate receptor subtype-specific compounds on form-deprivation myopia (FDM) are inconsistent (Seltner et al., 1997), and may be mediated by non-opiate receptors. The purpose of this study was to test whether opiate receptor-inactive (D-) enantiomers elicit the same FDM-suppressing effect as their opiate receptor-active (L-) counterparts. Since some opiates are… CONTINUE READING