118 patients with HIV infection underwent complete ophthalmologic examination to detect the presence of any eye pathology. The study was intended to show a correlation between such pathology and the total CD4 + lymphocyte count considered to be indicative of the immunologic status. The most frequently encountered lesions were cotton-wool patches, vascular congestion, hemorrhages, chorioretinitis, segmental vasculitis and optic disc pallar. Almost all the patients with ocular manifestations, also had a CD4 + count of less than 200/mm3 which suggest that ocular lesions are of bad prognostic significance even in asymptomatic patients.
[Retinal lesions in HIV seropositive patients] / BALACCO GABRIELI, Corrado; G., Angarano; Moramarco, Antonietta; S., Locaputo; V., Rasi; Pacella, Elena. - In: JOURNAL FRANCAIS D'OPHTALMOLOGIE. - ISSN 0181-5512. - STAMPA. - 12:8-9(1989), pp. 521-524. [10.1016/j.jfo.]