Figure 5. Cytomegalovirus Retinitis, Smoldering Lesion

Figure 5. Cytomegalovirus Retinitis, Smoldering Lesion

This retinal photograph is taken from an AIDS patient in whom cytomegalovirus retinitis (arrow) developed in a slower fashion ("smoldering CMV retinitis"). This "smoldering" type of lesion often does not cause noticeable symptoms, and may escape detection until it extends closer to the site-threatening region (zone 1).

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