International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Interferon Associated Retinopathy in Chronic Hepatitis C: Two Cases Report

Hachicha F1*, Lajmi H2, Zahaf A2, Brour J1, Hammami A2, Cheour M1 and Kraiem A1
1Department of Ophtalmologie of Habib Thameur Hospital-Tunis
2University Tunis El Manar, Faculty of medicine of Tunis, Tunisia
Corresponding author : Hachicha Firas
Department of Ophtalmologie of Habib Thameur Hospital-Tunis
Tel: (00216) 22387310
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 02, 2014 Accepted: August 11, 2014 Published: August 14, 2014
Citation: Hachicha F, Lajmi H, Zahaf A, Brour J, Hammami A, et al. (2014) Interferon Associated Retinopathy in Chronic Hepatitis C: Two Cases Report. J Ophthalmic Pathol 3:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000142

Abstract

Alpha interferons have been used widely to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. A wide array of adverse effects of alpha interferon has been described. Ocular complications are infrequent. We report through two cases report the signs, the risk factors and the management of retinopathy associated with interferon therapy in patients with hepatitis C virus.

Keywords: Hepatitis C; Interferon α; Ribavirin; Ischemic retinopathy

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