Early contrast sensitivity loss and oxidative damage in healthy heavy smokers


Hepsen I., Uz E. , Sogut S., Buyukba S., Akyol O.

NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, vol.32, no.2, pp.123-133, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/nrc.10067
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-133

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was 1) to evaluate visual functions and the activities of antioxidant enzymes in plasma and erythrocytes in smokers in comparison with non-smokers, 2) to evaluate the correlations between visual functions and the oxidant/antioxidant system. We hypothesized that the changes in antioxidant system and consequently lipid peroxidation depend on smoking may affect sophisticated visual tests including contrast sensitivity (CS) and pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEP).