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Disease or Condition — Infections and Parasites:
cytomegaloviral retinitis

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Description

Cytomegaloviral retinitis is an infection of the retina caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is a common cause of vision loss in people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS. Symptoms of CMV retinitis include blurred vision, floaters, and blind spots. Treatment typically involves antiviral medications, such as ganciclovir, to reduce the virus and prevent further damage to the retina. In some cases, laser surgery may be necessary to reduce the size of the lesions caused by the virus.

Synonyms
  • CMV retinitis
  • cytomegalovirus retinitis
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