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Minerva Oftalmologica 1999 March;41(1):9-16

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Zinc and eye

Ripa S., Ripa R.


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On the basis of the literature data, the role of zinc in ocular physiology and physiopathology is described. From a therapeutic point of view zinc plays several actions: antiallergic and immunoregulatory; antiinflammatory, because it blocks the oxygen free radicals; antiviral, particularly on herpetic virus; of stabilization and functional restoration in macular degeneration and in optic toxic or nutritional neuropathies.

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