• Baha'a A. Abdul Hussein Head of Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadissiya, Al-Qadissiya Iraq, PhD Student in Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad-Iraq
  • Ahmed Salim Mahmood Head of Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadissiya, Al-Qadissiya Iraq, PhD Student in Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad-Iraq



Cataractogenesis, Oxidative stress, Coenzyme Q10


Objective: cataract is the opacity of the lens which progressively impairs the light transmission to the retina and finally prevents the vision, these opacity result from the oxidative process in the eye. The study aimed to prevent opacity of the lens by using Coenzyme Q10 as eye drops.

Methods: Sodium selenite 0.01w/v injected intravitreal to the rabbit's eye to induce the disease, a group of rabbits were receive Coenzyme Q10 eye drop, and another group received distilled water, pre and post induction, cataract maturity was measured to evaluate the opacity deterioration.

Results: the group of rabbits that received distilled water after induction of cataract, the opacity occurred within 48-72 h and the mean score of opacity reached to (4±0.00), while Coenzyme Q10 treated group the degree of opacity was (1.5±0.02), and there was a highly significant difference (p<0.01).

Conclusion: Coenzyme q10 has an antioxidant activity when use as eye drops and this effect enable Coenzyme Q10 to prevent the opacity which is the major cause of cataract due to oxidative stress.


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How to Cite

Hussein, B. A. A., and A. S. Mahmood. “THE ANTI-CATARACT EFFECT OF COENZYME Q10 IN RABBITS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, no. 3, Mar. 2017, pp. 13-16, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i3.11391.



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