Coenzyme Q10 and Neuroprotection
Ophthalmological Department, Medical School, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Italo Giuffre, Ophthalmological Department, Medical School, Catholic University of Rome, Italy.
May 23, 2021; Published: August 16, 2021
The retina is the most metabolically active tissue in the body, with the highest consumption of energy per unit area of tissue . CoQ10 deficiency may cause retinopathy alone or as part of a syndrome. CoQ10 may play a role in the pathogenesis of retinal diseases. Age-related macular disease (AMD) is a major cause of visual impairment in elderly patients. They suffer from a loss of central vision. In AMD patients, CoQ10 plasma levels revealed lower than age-matched control subjects. These data suggest an association between oxidative stress and the pathogenesis of AMD.
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