Signs and symptoms

Any visual impairment occurring peracutely or acutely, such as blurred vision or floaters - especially unilaterally - should prompt immediate ophthalmological examination of the patient. Today, not tomorrow! Symptomatic CMV retinitis is an emergency - once there is a black spot in the visual field, it will be permanent. All CMV treatment regimens can only prevent progression of lesions, not reverse them.

Eye pain, burning, increased production of tears and conjunctival irritation are not typical. Many patients suffer from systemic symptoms such as fever and weight loss.

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