Zinc and Eye Diseases

Neda Barzegar-Befroei, Sabrina Cahyadi, Ashraf Gango, Tunde Peto, Imre Lengyel*

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The eye, especially the retina and the underlying retinal pigment epithelium/choroid complex, contain high concentrations of zinc. Therefore, it is not surprising that several eye disorders are associated with altered zinc balance, and zinc supplementation has become a choice of treatment for diseases like age-related macular degeneration. Despite its importance in health and diseases of the eye it is still not well understood how zinc participates in cellular and molecular events and how zinc supplementation might be beneficial.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZinc in Human Health
EditorsLothar Rink
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages553
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60750-816-8
ISBN (Print) 978-1-60750-815-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

Name Biomedical and Health Research
PublisherIOS Press


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