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Can gaze disorder be related to my HIV?
Jan 27, 2013

I recently awoke to find that I was unable to focus to the far left-to see the side of my face to shave. After exhaustive opthamologic tests, the Md. ruled out possible horizontal gaze disorder. He probed me for other symtoms related to MS, and stunned me when he asked about immune problems. I did not disclose my status to him - since he was passing me onto neurology. I am HIV+ for 12 years, well controlled with high T cell counts. Could my HIV still be at the root of this?

Response from Dr. Henry

Focal CNS nerve abnormalities can be seen with HIV infection but are not common in persons doing well on HIV treatment with high CD4 counts so generally would be from another cause or idiopathic (without identifiable cause). KH



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