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Jaundice Mngt.
Sep 6, 2008

I'm also concern like many others about the yellowing of my eyes since starting therapy. My question is can the yellowing of the eye be manage with eye-drops? Or is there something I can do to reduce it? The current therapy is working for me I would like to keep it.

Response from Dr. Henry

Eye drops don't help the icterus seen in the eyes in some patients who develop (5% or so) increased bilirubin levels on atazanavir. The bilirubin levels can fluctuate and may decrease a bit with time or hydration. If remain visibile then often a switch off the atazanvir is considered. Other conditions and drugs can cause increased bilirubin so you need to discuss with your HIV doc. KH

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