Transfusion-transmitted virus DNA in serum, tear and aqueous humour of patients undergoing cataract operation


Emre S., OTLU B., ÇANKAYA C., Doganay S., Durmaz R.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.35, no.8, pp.759-762, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01575.x
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-762

Abstract

Purpose: Transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV) is a novel non-enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus with unclear pathogenesis throughout the world. Many studies were conducted to determine this virus in various body fluids and different primer sets have been tested for accurate diagnosis. This study aimed to collect data on the prevalence of TTV in serum, tear and aqueous humour of patients undergoing planned cataract surgery and to determine efficacy of three different polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques.