What is the prevalence of anterior segment ocular complications 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 anterior segment comprises the cornea, the anterior chamber, and the iris. More than 50% of HIV-positive patients manifest anterior segment complications, including dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), corneal infection (keratitis), and anterior chamber inflammation (iridocyclitis). Common symptoms include irritation, pain, photophobia, and decreased vision. [3, 4]


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