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AIDS and it's relation to eye disease ie: glaucoma
Jun 26, 2000

Does AIDS or HIV affect the retinal nerve or is it in any way related to glaucoma? Also, does using methamphetamines on a regular basis while HIV positive increase the likelihood of glaucoma (if it is not a complication of AIDS)? This person is currently not undergoing any kind of intervention or treatment. Thank you :)

Response from Dr. Feinberg

HIV has nothing to do with glaucoma, which is increased pressure in the eye that can cause loss of vision. I am not aware that amphetamines increase the chance of developing glaucoma -- they have activities similar to drugs that are used for treating glaucoma.

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