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Study of the retina of patients with Hepatitis C Virus treated with direct-acting antiviral (new drug)- preliminary results

Poster Details

First Author: T.Diago SPAIN

Co Author(s):    J.M. Tom├ís   C. Vilela   M. Diago            0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

Until now, the treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) included interferon which occasionally produced adverse effects on the retina. A new era in the treatment for these patients is opened with direct-acting antivirals (DAA). The purpose is to study the action of the new treatment (DAA) for HCV on the retina.

Setting:

Hospital Universitario de La Ribera. (Alzira, Valencia) (Spain)

Methods:

Prospective study in which 16 patients with HCV who are going to start treatment with DAA are included. Before the treatment an ophthalmological examination is practised which includes: Visual acuity (VA), funduscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT), multifocal electroretinogram (mERG). After the end of this treatment the ophthalmological examination is reapetead including VA, funduscopy, OCT and mERG.

Results:

Significant statistical differences are not observed in the structural tests and in the functional tests of the retina of these patients.

Conclusions:

The treatment for HVC with DDA does not produce structural and functional changes of the retina. These patients do not need a protocolized screening of their retina.

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