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.
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.