Ophthalmic Manifestations in HIV Positive patients and the Indian Perspective
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aastha Singh
Senior Resident, Ophthalmology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 01, 2015; Accepted date: October 19, 2015; Published date: October 27, 2015
Citation: Singh A, Beri S (2015) Ophthalmic Manifestations in HIV Positive patients and the Indian Perspective. J AIDS Clin Res 6:514. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000514
Copyright: © 2015 Singh A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Eye is a vital sense organ and much like any other organ in the body can be afflicted by HIV. An ophthalmic referral at the time of presentation must be ensured by the treating physician. The ophthalmologist must take utmost care while examining and treating such patients to avoid patient to patient and patient to healthcare provider spread of HIV. A detailed ophthalmic examination for the various manifestations must be done and timely intervention for the same must be carried out which is critical to prevent ocular morbidity. Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy (HAART) is safe and has been instrumental in lowering sight threatening complications of HIV such as CMV retinitis.