Role of interleukin-1beta in the development of retinopathy in rats: effect of antioxidants.

PURPOSE Diabetic retinopathy is shown to share many similarities with chronic inflammatory disease, and in diabetes, accelerated apoptosis of retinal capillary cells is evident before histopathology can be seen. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of interleukin (IL)-1beta on capillary cell apoptosis in rat retina and to determine the effect… CONTINUE READING