Which ocular manifestations of HIV infection cause nerve damage?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Nerve damage may be associated with neurotrophic keratitis. Cranial nerve palsies have been reported in as many as 33% of cases of herpes zoster ophthalmicus, with the third cranial nerve being the most frequently affected. The cranial nerve involvement may take place within the orbit or the cavernous sinus.


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