Cytomegalovirus Anterior Uveitis

  • Aliza Jap
  • Soon-Phaik Chee
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in immunocompetent individuals typically manifests as an anterior uveitis in contrast to immunosuppressed patients where posterior involvement predominates. CMV anterior uveitis is usually a unilateral event and may manifest as an acute episodic hypertensive uveitis or as a chronic uveitis associated with ocular hypertension.


Ocular Hypertension Anterior Uveitis Glaucoma Medication Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy Posterior Synechia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore National Eye CentreSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Division of OphthalmologyChangi General HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyYong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Duke-NUS Graduate Medical SchoolSingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Singapore Eye Research InstituteSingaporeSingapore

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