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In vitro prevention of vaccinia and herpesvirus infection spread in explanted human corneas by N-chlorotaurine.

Authors
  • Huemer, Hartwig P
  • Nagl, Markus
  • Irschick, Eveline U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic Research
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
145–152
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000253846
PMID: 19887880
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Smallpox has been known as a major cause of blindness in historical outbreaks. NCT could therefore provide an additional supportive means for treating orthopoxvirus-associated keratitis. Additionally, biocompatible local antiseptics like NCT could also serve as an experimental treatment in other keratitis of suspected viral origin.

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