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)


    Molluscum Contagiosum
    • Molluscum contagiosum presents with multiple small papular lesions with umbilicated centers on the eyelid
    • Lesions are generally larger and more abundant in HIV-infected patients and may be resistant to treatment[CDC Molluscum Contagiosum; Jeng 2007]
    • The virus can also shed, causing blepharoconjunctivitis
    Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

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