|HCV and eye problems
Aug 9, 2004
If a 66-year old male, with early HCV, has been diagnosed by an ophthalmologist with 1. vitreous floaters 2. early cataracts 3. atrophic chorio-retinal scan - right eye 4. hypertensive retinopathy would these findings preclude treatment for HCV?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
No it would not. However I would see the eye doc frequently when being treated for the HCV. Interferon can cause some retinal damage but it is very rare and there is no predicting it. It is usually also reversible. However there are rare cases where it has not been. I would see the eye doc just before and then every 3 months during treatment and of course if you noticed any vision changes you should stop and see the doc. Good luck! DTD
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.