The relationship between serum trace element changes and visual function in heavy smokers


Uz E. , Sahin S., Hepsen I., Var A., Sogut S., Akyol O.

ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.81, no.2, pp.161-164, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.2003.00032.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-164

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate serum manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) levels and visual functions including visual acuity, colour vision, pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEPs), and contrast sensitivity in heavy smokers and to compare these with the equivalent levels and functions in non-smokers.