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Percentage Of Floaters With Cmv Retinitis

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floaters

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 »

Floaters in the eyes

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

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

Improved Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...the most feared opportunistic pathogens. The daily intravenous infusions that were once required to slow the progression of CMV retinitis exacted a heavy toll, both in dollars and in quality of life, and patients were justly apprehensive about... 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 »
The Center for AIDS

Patient/Doctor Q&A

...an HIV-infected individual, however, floaters in only one eye and/or blurred vision could be signs of CMV retinal disease. CMV retinitis may occur in the late stages of HIV disease, usually with a T-cell count of less than 50. With a T-cell... Read more »
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please help

Posted by Anonymous
...had recieved from a discarded needle in a landfill eleven years ago. Does anyone have any advice? Are my symptoms thrush and CMV retinitis? I appreciate any help. 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 »

Eye Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I read many questions on here regarding these Eye Floaters, would some please put this to rest. Are these or are they not a symptom related to ARS Read more »

Eye Floaters - the debate continues...please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Eye Floater debate continues. Anyone who has experienced the sudden onset of eye floaters following what they perceive to be a potential HIV exposure needs to read this. A recent poster to the website at John's Hopkins Read more »