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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Your Question

Is there a link between pain medication prescribed for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), such as oxycodone, and vision loss?

Our Answer

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Is there a link between oxycodone and vision loss?

Vision loss is not listed as a typical side-effect oxycodone. However, you should call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are taking this or any medication.[1]
Last updated: 10/6/2011

What kind of vision loss is associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease?

While vision loss is not commonly associated with most types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease [2], it can be found in two forms of the condition.[3][4] X-linked Recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 5 may be accompanied by progressive loss of vision beginning with optic nerve atrophy prior to age 20.[3] Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4B2 may be accompanied by open-angle glaucoma that can begin in early childhood.[4]
Last updated: 10/6/2011

Other Names for this Disease
  • CMT
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
  • HMSN
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease
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