Keep your immune system as strong as you can. Eat healthy foods. Get enough rest and exercise. Don't use alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs.
Make sure you keep your clinic appointments. It's important to get regular checkups to ward off problems before your eyesight is affected.
Tell your doctor or nurse any symptoms of CMV. Sudden changes in vision are important warning signs that should be checked out right away.
Follow your care plan. Take all your medicines as they are prescribed (at the right time and in the right amounts). Be sure you know how to take them. Ask your doctor or clinic nurse if you have any questions. Continue to keep your clinic appointments so that your doctor can check you to make sure that the medicine is working.
Tell your doctor or clinic nurse about any side effects from your medicine. Medicines used to treat CMV disease can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, tiredness, or abnormal bruising and bleeding in some people. Your doctor may have to give you another medicine or change the amount that you take to reduce your side effects.