Hepatitis Day

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Not many people know that Hepatitis can also affect the eyes

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is frequently caused by a viral infection. The most common forms of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, B, and C. Other than liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) can also lead to problems and complications with the eyes. Treatment for hepatitis also causes uncommon side effects in the eyes that can lead to vision loss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 3 people in the world have been infected by either HBV or HCV.

Protect yourself from hepatitis-related vision problems

Narayana Nethralaya recommends an eye exam every 3 to 4 months for people diagnosed with HBV or HCV as many of the hepatitis-related eye problems are symptomless and could result in blindness if left untreated. If you are infected with any form of hepatitis, book an appointment at Narayana Nethralaya to get your eyes tested today!

 

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