Research progress of cytomegalovirus infection in the eye

Authors: Liu Yuting,  Zhang Hong
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20190325-00141
Published 2022-08-10
Cite asChin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2022, 40(8): 781-784.

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Cytomegalovirus is a kind of double-stranded DNA virus in herpesvirus family.The initial infection can occur at all ages.The ocular manifestations are diverse after infection.Cytomegalovirus corneal endotheliitis, cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis and cytomegalovirus retinitis are the most common types, which can cause serious damage to vision.Mastering the clinical features of these diseases and making early diagnosis can help to realize early intervention and improve visual prognosis.The susceptible population, risk factors, ocular clinical manifestations, the characteristics in common ocular auxiliary examinations, molecular biotechnology-assisted diagnosis method and various treatment methods of cytomegalovirus endotheliitis, cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis and cytomegalovirus retinitis were reviewed in this article so as to provide reference for clinical work.

Key words:

Cytomegalovirus; Keratitis; Retinitis; Uveitis; Infectious ophthalmic disease

Contributor Information

Liu Yuting

Eye Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China

Zhang Hong

Eye Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China

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