Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Presumed Viral Retinitis

Priyanka1*, Mihika Dube2 and Amber Kumar3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
2Assistant Professor, RKDF, Bhopal, India
3FNB, Assistant Professor, AIIMS, Bhopal, India

*Corresponding Author: Priyanka, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India.

Received: September 07, 2021 ; Published: September 23, 2021

Abstract

Viral retinitis is an important infectious disease of the retina occuring in both healthy as well as immunocompromised persons. Although viral retinitis usually can be diagnosed by the fundus picture but in case of diagnostic dilemma for suspected viral retinitis, aqueous and vitreous specimens have greater diagnostic value as compared to serologic studies. Here, we report a case of presumed viral retinitis with negative PCR but responded well with timely antiviral therapy with good visual outcome.

Keywords: Viral Retinitis; Valacyclovir; Polymerase Chain Reaction

References

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Citation

Citation: Priyanka., et al. “Presumed Viral Retinitis".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.10 (2021): 26-28.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Priyanka., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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