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 zoster ophthalmicus involves reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus in the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve[Jeng 2007]
    • Vesicular skin lesions appear and can be associated with blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, scleritis, or uveitis (Figure 2)[Jeng 2007]
    • Posterior involvement includes retinitis; cranial nerve involvement may be seen

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