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International Journal of HepatologyVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 814242, 2 pages

Case Report

Hepatogastroenterology 2 Unit, Mohamed V Military Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

19, Rue Oued El Makhazine No. 7, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco

Hepatogastroenterology 1 Unit, Mohamed V Military Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

Received 18 July 2010; Accepted 14 November 2010

Academic Editor: Maria Buti

Copyright © 2011 Hassan Seddik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ophthalmologic complications with interferon therapy are rare and usually reversible. The anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is an uncommon complication of interferon treatment. A case of irreversible anterior ischemic optic neuropathy complicating interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C is reported. We suggest that periodic ophthalmological examinations, including visual acuity and fundus examinations, should be performed to patients with high risk of ocular complications after starting and during treatment. We also suggest that an ophthalmologist would be able to detect these complications. Antiviral treatment should be stopped immediately if severe ophthalmologic complications occur.





Author: Hassan Seddik, Mouna Tamzaourte, Fadoua Rouibaa, Maha Fadlouallah, and Ahmed Benkirane

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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