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)


  • Herpes simplex virus can cause keratitis with a characteristic dendritic pattern on examination
  • It can also be associated with uveitis, which can be treated with topical trifluridine ophthalmic 1% and cycloplegics
  • Long-term oral acyclovir reduces recurrence[HEDSG 2000]

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