Author(s): Venkateswara Prasad Padala1, Venkata Satyanarayana Bokka2
BACKGROUND HIV infection can manifest in a variety of ways in and around the eyes and these manifestations vary according to HIV disease severity. The ophthalmologist has an important role in the diagnosis and management of ocular complications of HIV. The eye is the most common organ affected due to HIV. Ocular involvement in HIV is about 50-70%. Ocular lesions are varied and affect almost all structures of the eye.
The aim of the study is to study the ocular complications in HIV patients attending at Government General Hospital, Kakinada, from January 2014 to August 2016.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a longitudinal study included 200 cases with ocular complications admitted in ophthalmic wards of Government General Hospital, Kakinada, and referrals from STD, TB and other departments during the period of January 2014 to August 2016.
The observations from the study were analysed and compared with the existing literature.
HIV can affect the various structures of the eye and adnexa.
AIDS, Herpes Simplex Keratitis, Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, CMV Retinitis.