Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (ION) is a rare complication of interferon (IFN) during treatment of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) with all reported cases occurring within three months of the start of therapy. We report a case of a late bilateral sequential ischemic optic neuropathy after 36 weeks of pegylated-interferon therapy. In contrast to previous reports, we recommend a regular ophthalmological follow-up throughout the whole course of interferon therapy.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): HCVIFN therapy and sequential ION
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