[Carotinoid retinopathy. III. Reversibility].

Twenty-five patients (erythropoietic protoporphyria 23, polymorphous light eruption 1, "cosmetics" 1) were re-examined 2-10 months after therapy with beta-carotene and canthaxanthine was discontinued. Dark adaptation and ERG parameters had normalized, whereas crystalline retinopathy and pigment epithelial defects showed no signs of reversibility.
AuthorsU Weber, G Goerz
JournalKlinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde (Klin Monbl Augenheilkd) Vol. 188 Issue 1 Pg. 20-2 (Jan 1986) ISSN: 0023-2165 [Print] GERMANY, WEST
Vernacular TitleCarotinoid-Retinopathie. III. Reversibilität.
PMID3959472 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Drug Combinations
  • Porphyrins
  • Protoporphyrins
  • beta Carotene
  • Carotenoids
  • Canthaxanthin
  • phenoro
  • Canthaxanthin
  • Carotenoids (adverse effects, analogs & derivatives, therapeutic use)
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Drug Combinations (adverse effects, therapeutic use)
  • Electroretinography
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Photosensitivity Disorders (drug therapy)
  • Porphyrias (drug therapy)
  • Porphyrins (blood)
  • Protoporphyrins (blood)
  • Retinal Diseases (chemically induced)
  • Skin Diseases (drug therapy)
  • beta Carotene

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