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Choroidal neovascularization with interferon associated retinopathy: Case report and review of literature

Salem M. Bazarah, Rusty Ritenour, Sunil T. Patel, Geri Hirsch, Kevork M. Peltekian, Alan F. Cruess

Abstract

We report a case of new interferon-associated ocular complication during treatment with combination of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C infection. Our patient developed choroidal neovascularization in addition to the classic interferon associated retinopathy. Choroidal neovascularization has not been reported before in association with interferon induced retinopathy. We describe our management to control the ocular symptoms and the retinal lesions with one year follow up. We also provide literature report on the natural history, the pathophysiology and the variable characteristics of interferon associated retinopathy versus hepatitis C related ophthalmopathy.

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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