publication . Article . 2015

Levels of interleukin-6 in tears before and after excimer laser treatment

Mirko Resan; Ivan Stanojevic; Aleksandra Petković; Bojan Pajic; Danilo Vojvodic;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Vojnosanitetski Pregled, volume 72, issue 4, pages 350-355 (issn: 0042-8450, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Military Health Department, Ministry of Defance, Serbia
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:p>Background/Aim. Immune response and consequent inflammatory process which originate on ocular surface after a trauma are mediated by cytokines. Photoablation of corneal stroma performed by excimer laser causes surgically induced trauma. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is mostly known as a proinflammatory cytokine. However, it also has regenerative and anti-inflammatory effects. It is supposed that this cytokine is likely to play a significant role in the process of corneal wound healing response after photoablation of stroma carried out by laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) methods. The aim of this study was to determine and c...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasessense organsgenetic structures
free text keywords: keratomileusis, laser in situ, photorefractive keratectomy, interleukin-6, tears, laser therapy, treatment outcome, Adult, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Corneal Injuries/diagnosis/etiology/metabolism, Female, Humans, Interleukin-6/analysis/metabolism, Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ/adverse effects/methods, Male, Myopia/surgery, Photorefractive Keratectomy/adverse effects/methods, Postoperative Complications/diagnosis/metabolism, Tears/metabolism, Wound Healing/physiology, Pharmacology (medical), General Medicine, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920, LASIK, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Photoablation, Proinflammatory cytokine, Wound healing, Keratomileusis, Ophthalmology, medicine.medical_specialty, Interleukin 6, biology.protein, biology, business.industry, business
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