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A 25-year-old male asked:

what kind of eyesymptoms are they with a hiv positive?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
HIV eye findings: Hiv can cause retinal disease, dry eye, intraocular inflammation, optic nerve disease, infection, blurred vision, and many other issues.
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Blindness: The most devastating intra occular disease is caused by CMV (cytomegalovirus). When the immune system significantly fails, to the point where the patient has less than 100 cells mm3, a retinitis may develop leading to permanent blindness. It is classified as re-emergent disease from a dormant viral infection.

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