Is an inflammation of the retina of the eye that can lead to blindness. Caused by human cytomegalovirus, it occurs predominantly in people whose immune system has been compromised. Serious CMV infections can occur in people who have weakened immune systems as a result of:
• Bone marrow transplant
• Drugs that suppress the immune system
• Organ transplant
Some people with CMV retinitis have no symptoms.
• Blind spots
• Blurred vision and other vision problems
• Standard ophthalmologic exam
• Dilation of the pupils
• Ophthalmoscopy will show signs of CMV retinitis.
• Blood test
• Urine test
The goal of treatment is to stabilize or restore vision and prevent blindness. Long-term treatment is often needed. Medications may be given by mouth (orally), through a vein (intravenously), or injected directly into the eye (intraviteously).
Consult at Aadil Hospital for appropriate treatment.