Ocular Complications Associated With HIV Infection

  • Authors: Patricia Pahk, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

    Noninfectious Ocular Complications
    • KS is a vascular mesenchymal tumor whose ocular complications most often involve the eyelid or conjunctiva and, rarely, the orbit
      • May present as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, pyogenic granuloma, or as purple-red nodules on the skin of the eyelid (Figure 1)[Jeng 2007]
    • 3 clinical stages of ocular KS lesions have been described:
      Infectious Ocular Complications
        Molluscum Contagiosum
          Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
            Keratitis
              Uveitis

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