What are the common ocular adnexal lesions of HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The ocular adnexa consist of the eyelids, the conjunctiva, and the lacrimal drainage system. Common ocular adnexal lesions in HIV-infected patients include the following:

  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO)
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Conjunctival microvasculopathy

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