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Abstract Title:

Neuroprotective Potential of Ginkgo biloba in Retinal Diseases.

Abstract Source:

Planta Med. 2019 Jul 2. Epub 2019 Jul 2. PMID: 31266069

Abstract Author(s):

Isabel Martínez-Solís, Nuria Acero, Francisco Bosch-Morell, Encarna Castillo, María Eugenia González-Rosende, Dolores Muñoz-Mingarro, Teresa Ortega, María Amparo Sanahuja, Victoria Villagrasa

Article Affiliation:

Isabel Martínez-Solís

Abstract:

Like other tissues of the central nervous system, the retina is susceptible to damage by oxidative processes that result in several neurodegenerative disease such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ischaemic retinal disease, retinal disease produced by light oxidation, and detached retina, among other diseases. The use of antioxidant substances is a solution to some health problems caused by oxidative stress, because they regulate redox homeostasis and reduce oxidative stress. This is important for neurodegeneration linked to oxidation processes. In line with this,is a medicinal plant with excellent antioxidant properties whose effects have been demonstrated in several degenerative processes, including retinal diseases associated with neurodegeneration. This review describes the current literature on the role of ginkgo in retinal diseases associated with neurodegeneration. The information leads to the conclusion thatextracts might be a good option to improve certain neurodegenerative retinal diseases, but more research is needed to determine the safety and efficacy ofin these retinal degenerative processes.

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