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)


  • 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:

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