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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1871527314666150821104800
  • Journal Name: CNS & NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS-DRUG TARGETS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1225-1234

Abstract

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.