Ophthalmological complications in hepatitis C virus infection: Side effect of interferon therapy or a direct role of HCV?

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Abstract

Several clinical studies have demonstrated that retinopathy and ophthalmic complications are features that appear mostly as side effects in HCV patients undergoing interferon (IFN) therapy. Here we underline that HCV itself is also able to modulate genes involved in ocular pathologies. Presently an in vitro model of ocular tissue derived cells infected with HCV is missing. The establishment of such in vitro models would be helpful to better understand the mechanisms through which HCV induces optical pathologies in order to specifically target the causes of ocular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalBiomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • HCV
  • Ocular syndromes
  • Tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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