Protective effects of melatonin on oxidative-antioxidative balance and cataract formation in rats


Kilic A., Selek S., Erel O., Aksoy N.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.40, no.1, pp.22-27, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-27
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We investigated the effects of melatonin on cataract formation in rats exposed to selenite. We concluded that the imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants plays an important role in cataract formation and melatonin decreases cataract incidence in rats by increasing antioxidant activity.