Low systemic vitamin D as a potential risk factor in primary open-angle glaucoma: a review of current evidence.

Huynh, Brandon, Shah, Peter, Sii, Freda, Hunter, Damien, Carnt, Nicole and White, Andrew (2020) Low systemic vitamin D as a potential risk factor in primary open-angle glaucoma: a review of current evidence. The British journal of ophthalmology. ISSN 1468-2079.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: https://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/30/bjoph...

Abstract

Currently, intraocular pressure is the only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma; thus, identifying other modifiable determinants may have far-reaching outcomes. There has been increasing interest in vitamin D status and glaucoma pathogenesis as low vitamin D has been identified by some studies as an independent risk factor for glaucoma. Although the exact mechanism of vitamin D in glaucoma remains uncertain, there is sufficient evidence to continue research in this area. There is a potential physiological role for vitamin D as an anti-inflammatory agent in the oxidative stress-driven pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma, and further studies are required to evaluate the temporal and causal relationship. Ocular vitamin D status in the tear, aqueous and vitreous fluid is a prospective gap in research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology. Immunology
WW Eyes. Ophthalmology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Ophthalmology
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 14:12
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3255

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item