EYECARE INFO CENTRE > AIDS & VISION

IN THE SUMMER OF 1996, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) (USA) APPROVED CIDOFOVIR, ANOTHER ANTIVIRAL DRUG, TO TREAT CMV RETINITIS.

STUDIES & NEW TREATMENTS

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SLOWING THE PROCESS OF THE DISEASE

Without treatment, CMV retinitis usually progresses rapidly and can spread quickly to other parts of the eye, such as the optic nerve, which transmits images from the eye to the brain.

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OTHER AIDS-RELATED CONDITIONS AFFECTING VISION

Dr. Wong lists a number of other diseases or conditions that have been associated with AIDS and can affect vision:

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