Palmitoylethanolamide, a Natural Retinoprotectant: Its Putative Relevance for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy

Jan M. Keppel Hesselink, Ciro Costagliola, Josiane Fakhry, David J. Kopsky
  • Journal of Ophthalmology, January 2015, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • DOI: 10.1155/2015/430596

What is it about?

The natural neuroprotectant and supplement palmitoylethanolamide can protect the retina against damage due to glaucoma and diabetes.

Why is it important?

Palmitoylethanolamide is a cheap supplement (capsules 40 mg PeaPure and tablets 300 and 600 mg Normast) and should be considered in eye disorders were the retina is threatened by a pathological proces.


jan keppel hesselink
Institute Neuropathic Pain

The neuroprotection of palmitoylethanolamide will become more widely known due to cummulated evidence since 1957 about the anti-inflammatory properties of this natural molecule.

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