Effect of topical vitamin E on ethanol-induced corneal epithelial apoptosis


Bilgihan K., Konuk O., Hondur A. M. , Akyurek N., Ozogul C., Hasanreisoglu B.

JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY, vol.21, no.6, pp.761-763, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/1081-597x-20051101-19
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.761-763

Abstract

PURPOSE: Ethanol is used to loosen the corneal epithelium before photoablation in laser subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK). In this study, the apoptotic index of corneal epithelium after ethanol exposure and the effects of topical vitamin E were evaluated.