Viral retinitis

J. P. Dunn

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Abstract

Viruses are obligate intracellular parasites that may damage tissue by direct invasion and proliferation or as a consequence of the host immune response. Many viruses, particularly the herpes viruses, have a predilection for retinal tissue, and thus can have enormous effects on visual function. Patients who are immunocompromised as a result of medication or disease are at greatest risk for retinal infection. Fortunately, advances in diagnosis and treatment of these diseases have improved substantially the outcome in many patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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