Cataractous changes in rat lens following cigarette smoke exposure is prevented by parenteral deferoxamine therapy


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Avunduk A., Yardimci S., Avunduk M., Kurnaz L.

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.117, no.10, pp.1368-1372, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archopht.117.10.1368
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1368-1372

Abstract

Objectives: To test whether iron accumulation in the lens following cigarette smoke exposure is the principal mechanism in smoke-related cataractogenesis and to assess the possible protective effect of deferoxamine mesylate treatment against lenticular degeneration with in vivo exposure to cigarette smoke.