Cadmium and iron accumulation in rat lens after cigarette smoke exposure and the effect of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) treatment

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

CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, vol.18, no.6, pp.403-407, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1076/ceyr.18.6.403.5268
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT EYE RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-407


Purpose. Cadmium accumulation in the lens has been implicated in cataractogenesis of chronic smokers. This study was planned to evaluate whether or not in vivo cigarette smoke exposure causes cadmium accumulation in rat lens, and possible protective effect and mechanism of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) treatment on cataractogenesis.