What is the prevalence of anterior segment ocular complications of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luca Rosignoli, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The anterior segment comprises the cornea, episclera, sclera, anterior chamber, angle and iris. More than 50% of HIV-positive patients manifest anterior segment complications, including dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), corneal infection (keratitis), andiridocyclitis. Common symptoms include irritation, pain, photophobia, and decreased vision. [4]


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