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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

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.