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Ocular manifestations of AIDS: Unusual Presentation

Dr. Vijaykumari, Malaysia

Query

Is it common to see two simulataneous but different pathologies in each eye of the same patient with AIDS? Recently I had an HIV positive patient with Ocular toxoplasmosis in one eye and Cytomegalovirus retinitis in the other eye at the same examination. I wonder if this is common. Has anybody seen similar cases?

Anticipating an early reply. Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely

Dr. Vijayakumari
MO in Ophthalmology
GHKB, Malaysia

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Reply from Dr. Lalit Verma, New Delhi

Dear Ms. Vijaykumari

We have seen about a dozen patients of Ocular involvement in AIDSpatients.But have not come across any HIV positive patient with Ocular toxoplasmosisin one eye Cytomegalovirus retinitis in the other eye at the same examination.May be you can document it if you have good fundus photographs.We shall be happy to publish in our journal.

with warm personal regards,
yours sincerely,

(Dr. Lalit Verma)
Secretary, DOS