Transient Corneal Microcysts Associated With Interferon Therapy

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Purpose:To report transient corneal epithelial microcysts associated with interferon therapy.Methods:Case report.Results:Transient corneal epithelial microcysts appeared bilaterally with the onset of therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C. These microcysts resolved completely after discontinuation of the pegylated interferon with ribavirin therapy.Conclusions:Pegylated interferon therapy was associated with transient corneal epithelial microcysts in our patient.

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