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CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203-210

Ophthalmic antiviral chemotherapy : An overview


Devchand Nagardas Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
S Athmanathan
Devchand Nagardas Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
India
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PMID: 9567014

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Antiviral drug development has been slow due to many factors. One such factor is the difficulty to block the viral replication in the cell without adversely affecting the host cell metabolic activity. Most of the antiviral compounds are analogs of purines and pyramidines. Currently available antiviral drugs mainly inhibit viral nucleic acid synthesis, hence act only on actively replicating viruses. This article presents an overview of some of the commonly used antiviral agents in clinical ophthalmology.


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