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


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

JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY, vol.21, no.6, pp.761-763, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/1081-597x-20051101-19
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY
  • 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.