Therapeutic Potential of Erythropoietin in Retinal and Optic Nerve Diseases

Kucuk B., Cevik Y., ACAR U., SOBACI G.

CNS & NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS-DRUG TARGETS, vol.14, no.9, pp.1225-1234, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Recent studies have shown that, in addition to its well-known erythropoietic effects, erythropoietin has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and neurotrophic effects in different tissues including the retina and optic nerve. In this review, we made a comprehensive search to define the therapeutic potential of erythropoietin in retinal and optic nerve diseases that lead to blindness.