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AIM To investigate the role of some variables, including allergy and autoimmunity, in the pathogenesis of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). The VKC is a chronic and often severe form of bilateral keratoconjunctivitis. Usually, it begins during the first decade and disappears during the end of the second decade of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS 26 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of antioxidant drugs in the tonometric increase that follows the closed eyelid test (CET), a predicitive test for glaucoma, after administration of antioxidant substances was observed. MATERIALS AND METHODS 30 subjects of 54.57+/=5.62 years, 13 males and 17 females, were examined by measuring the ocular(More)
The following study demonstrated that, in in vitro differentiated neurons, SIRT1 silencing induced an increase of IGF-1 protein expression and secretion and of IGF-1R protein levels which, in turn, prolonged neuronal cell survival in presence of an apoptotic insult. On the contrary, SIRT1 overexpression increased cell death. In particular, IGF-1 and IGF-1R(More)
The objective is to assess the modulation of retinal and optic nerve degenerative events induced by the combination of α-lipoic acid (ALA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) in an animal model of ageing. For this study, 24 male Wistar-Harlan strain rats were left to age for up to 24 months. One group of rats was subjected to a diet supplemented with ALA and SOD(More)
BACKGROUND Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a rare chronic ocular inflammatory disease and it mainly affects boys in the first decade of life. Although it is a self-limiting disease, patients may present many phases characterized by an exacerbation of inflammatory symptoms with a consequent decline of the quality of life. PURPOSE define the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the effect of a systemic oral treatment with antioxidants (AOs) in preretinopathic diabetes (PRD) patients, through the evaluation of oxidative stress in plasma and changes in the full-field electroretinogram (ERG). METHODS Thirty-two PRD subjects with good metabolic control were recruited. Patients were randomized in two(More)
This work was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a treatment on retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and on astrocytes of the optic nerve of glaucomatous eyes, using a combination of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD). Thirty-two male Wistar rats were fed with a diet supplemented with ALA, SOD, ALA and SOD or with no product for 8 weeks.(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare full-field electroretinography (ERG) and multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) results in detecting retinal dysfunction in a large number of asymptomatic patients treated with hydroxychloroquine (Hy). METHODS Fifty eyes in 50 patients with rheumatic diseases who had been using Hy for a(More)
Both studies on animals and humans suggest the presence of dopamine (DA) receptors in the anterior segment of the eye. Their role in the dynamics of intraocular pressure (IOP) is not yet clear. DA2 and DA3 receptors are mainly located on postganglionic sympathetic nerve endings. Their stimulation reduces the release of norepinephrine and suppresses the(More)
In this study, age-related changes in the monoamine oxidases (MAO) were studied in the optic nerve (ON) of both young and aged male rats. The aim of the study was to assess the role of MAO in age-related changes in the rat ON and explain the mechanisms of neuroprotection mediated by MAO-B-specific inhibitors. Fifteen three month old and fifteen 26 month old(More)