The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



CMV retinitis

by Dr. Lo Sheau Kang


This 30 year-old AIDS patient is being followed up for his CMV retinitis. He defaulted on a few occasional and did not follow the prescribed medication from the medical team. His left eye is no light perception from advanced CMV retinitis. The right eye still retains good vision. He is beginning HAART treatment and the retinitis in the good eye is not progressing.



CMV retinitis involving the right superotemporal retina.


CMV retinitis along the superotemporal retinal fibre layer.


Left eye is blind from advanced CMV retinitis. The disc is completely cupped with

a membrane of fibrosis over it.

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