Topical N-acetylcysteine reduces interleukin-1-alpha in tear fluid after laser subepithelial keratectomy


Urgancioglu B., Bilgihan K., Engin D., Cirak M. Y. , Hondur A. M. , Hasanreisoglu B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.19, no.4, pp.554-559, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/112067210901900406
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.554-559
  • Keywords: Corneal wound healing, IL-1 alpha, LASEK, N-acetylcysteine, Tear fluid, STROMAL-EPITHELIAL INTERACTIONS, PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY, KERATOCYTE APOPTOSIS, GROWTH-FACTOR, MOLECULAR-MECHANISMS, CORNEAL EPITHELIUM, SURFACE ABLATION, TNF-ALPHA, EPI-LASIK, VITAMIN-E
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

PURPOSE. To evaluate the effect of topical N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on interleukin 1-alpha (IL-1 alpha) levels in tear fluid after myopic laser subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) and its possible role in modulating corneal wound healing.