Retinal dysfunction as an initial ophthalmic sign in AIDS.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three cases of patients with AIDS in whom severe retinal dysfunction preceded the development of widespread funduscopic abnormalities are presented. The disparity between the minimal extent of visible retinal lesions and the severe loss of retinal function was confirmed by visual field and electroretinographic studies. This pattern of early visual loss in AIDS patients may represent infection of the retina by the HIV virus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brodie, SE; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • January 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 51

PubMed ID

  • 2306445

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1041979

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.74.1.49


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England