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Cmv Retinitis Floaters

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Dr. MoyleWhat causes eye floaters in the context of an active Hiv infection?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...are symptoms of more serious eye conditions such are retinal detachment (most common in older age, myopics or after trauma), CMV retinitis (typically with CD4 <100) or other neurological conditions. If they are persistent or increasing discuss... Read more »


Dr. FeinbergSince I asked this question last it has not been answered and i talked to an... Read more »

Floaters in the eyes

I've seen mention of floaters here before; however, consider that some of the medications we take... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are below 50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV retinitis are vision problems such as moving black spots. These are called "floaters." They may indicate an... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Valganciclovir: A New Treatment for Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved valganciclovir (Valcyte) as a new treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. CMV retinitis is an inflammation of the retina, characterized by loss of visual acuity (sharpness) or "blind spots." A... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Improved Treatment of CMV Retinitis

.... Torriani FJ, MacDonald JC, Karavellas M, Freeman WR. Lack of progression after discontinuation of maintenance therapy for cytomegalovirus retinitis in AIDS patients responding to highly active antiretroviral therapy. 37th Interscience... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Needleless Retinitis Therapy with FDA Approval of Oral CMV Drug

...Drugs Advisory Committee met to consider an application for approval of Hoffmann-La Roche's valganciclovir for the treatment of CMV retinitis in people with AIDS. Michael Marco prepared this position paper on behalf of TAG. A decision on the... Read more »
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floaters ,floaters and more floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...snow,well i have tested neg at 4 months for hiv 1-2,also took test for hiv 1 again,neg,my question is can hiv 2 cause these floaters,also i have low grade feaver and body ache,the feaver comes and goes, so does the pain,i dont know what to do,i... Read more »

please help

Posted by Anonymous mouth that does not feel any different than skin but can be seen with a flashlight and I have also developed way too many eye floaters in both eyes. Twice, after working out I had seen specs of light for about twenty seconds, and if I stare... Read more »

cmv + high CD4

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know if it is even remotely possible to have CMV retinitis at a CD4 of over 600 (37%)? I have had floaters for almost 5 months and the opthamologist says that I have a little retina thining Read more »

Eye Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Out of curiousity, are eye floaters something to be concerned about? I know they are associated with CMV, which consists of blurred vision as well. But if one Read more »