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Vestn Oftalmol. 2015 Sep-Oct;131(5):104-110. doi: 10.17116/oftalma20151315104-108.

[Current data on the role of anthocyanosides and flavonoids in the treatment of eye diseases].

[Article in Russian; Abstract available in Russian from the publisher]

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Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 2/1 Barrikadnaya St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 125993; City Clinical Hospital named after S.P. Botkin, Branch #1, Moscow Health Department, 7 Mamonovskiy pereulok, Moscow, Russian Federation, 123001.


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Anthocyanins are known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anticarcinogenic activity as well as positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Because of bilberry anthocyanosides (Vaccinium myrtillus L.), Mirtilene forte promotes rhodopsin synthesis and regeneration, increases retinal sensitivity to changes in light intensity, improves visual acuity and dark adaptation as well as blood supply of the retina. Studies conducted in Russia are aimed at evaluating the use of Mirtilene forte in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, primary open-angle glaucoma, and other diseases. This article provides an analysis of foreign and Russian publications on the effects of anthocyanins and flavonoids in different diseases.

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