Types of Infections

Types of Ocular Infections

Eye infections can have visually devastating consequences. If you experience any symptoms, you are advised to seek urgent medical attention, especially if the symptoms are recurrent.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

CMV causes severe viaral inflammation to the retina in individuals with weakened immune system (e.g. HIV, cancer, organ transplant). It causes progreassive damage to the retina resulting in visual impairment that may lead to blindness.

Acute Retinal Necrosis (ARN)

A viral inflammation (usually herpes simplex or varicella zoster virus) that typically affects individuals with healthy immune system. It results in widespread inflammation and retinal necrosis (tissue death) with subsequent visual impairment.

Toxoplasmisis Reinitis

A parasistic inflammation on the retina. It can occur from childbirth or due to consumption of undercooked or contaminated meat. It results in progressive damage and scarring to the retina and subsequent visual impairment.


At EEC, we provide a detailed eye examination, which include vision and eye pressure checks by our dedicated optometrists and a comprehensive consultation with our uveitis eye specialists that include a thorough medical history and ocular health check and discussion of treatment options. Additional laboratory tests (e.g. blood tests) may be needed in certain cases to determince an infectious or autoimmune case so that the best treatment options can be planned specifically for you.

Locate us

Mt Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

Fax: (65) 6456 1006
Mt Elizabeth Orchard

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08,
Singapore 228510

Fax: (65) 6836 0002
Parkway East

Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place,
#05-03 Singapore 427989

Fax: (65) 6348-1001
Mt Elizabeth Novena

38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

Fax: (65) 6570 1001

Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive,
#02-42A Singapore 608532

Fax: (65) 6250-6066
Royal Square at Novena

Royal Square Novena Medical Centre at Royal Square at Novena,
101 Irrawaddy Road,
#11-07 to 13 Singapore 329565

Fax: (65) 6456-1002
King Albert Park

KAP Residences Mall,
9 King Albert Park,
#01-42/43/44 Singapore 598332

Fax: (65) 6475-1880
StarMed Specialist Centre

12 Farrer Park Station Road,
StarMed Specialist Centre, Singapore 217565