Early contrast sensitivity loss and oxidative damage in healthy heavy smokers

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

NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.32, sa.2, ss.123-133, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/nrc.10067
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-133


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).