The effect of excimer laser keratectomy on corneal glutathione-related enzymes in rabbits


Bilgihan A., Bilgihan K., Yis O., Yis N., Hasanreisoglu B.

FREE RADICAL RESEARCH, vol.37, no.4, pp.399-403, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1071576031000064711
  • Title of Journal : FREE RADICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-403

Abstract

Glutathione related enzymes are involved in the metabolism and detoxification of cytotoxic and carcinogenic compounds as well as reactive oxygen species. Excimer laser is a very useful tool for the treatment of refractive errors and removing superficial corneal opacities. Previous studies have shown that excimer laser may initiate free radical formation in the cornea. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of excimer laser keratectomy on corneal glutathione-related enzyme activities in rabbits.