Reducing the Histopathological Changes of Radioiodine to the Lacrimal Glands by a Popular Anti-Oxidant: Lycopene

Acar D. E., ACAR U., YUMUŞAK N., Korkmaz M., Acar M., Atilgan H. I., ...More

CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, vol.39, no.7, pp.659-665, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/02713683.2013.867354
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-665
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose of the study: Radioiodine (RAI) has been used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma for more than 70 years. Lycopene is an anti-oxidant, which is plentiful in red fruits. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible inhibitory effect of lycopene on the RAI-induced acute histopathological changes in rat lacrimal glands.