Aging and oxidative stress in ocular surface disease

Aging and oxidative stress seem to have a key role in the onset and progression of ocular surface diseases.
We asked a few questions about this “hot” topic to Prof. Kazuo Tsubota of Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology (Tokyo), who is a leading international expert and researcher in this field.

Let us start with a general question: what is the “oxidative stress” and why is it related to biological damage?
Oxidative stress means free radical stress, which is a reactive molecule that tries to get the electron from the important proteins, lipids, DNA of the cells of the body. That is the most important stress to the human body.

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Pubblicato il
lunedì, 15 Dicembre 2014
Dry Eye

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