CMV (Cytomegalovirus) retinitis is a viral inflammation of the eye’s retina. CMV is very common and serious infections most often occur in people who have a weakened immune system. Some conditions and situations that may lead to a weakened immune system are AIDS, chemotherapy, and organ (or bone marrow) transplant. Some symptoms of CMV retinitis include blurred vision, blind spots, and floaters.
Strengthening of the immune system is the one of the most important aspects of treating CMV retinitis. Long term treatment is often need to stabilize and restore vision. CMV retinitis treatments, such as Ganciclovir and other antiviral medicines are available, available and can be administered orally, intravenously, or as an intraocular injection. Time-release medication can also be implanted directly into the eye in some cases.