Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Pathogenic mechanisms of ocular disease.


A gross, light, and electron microscopic study of the eyes from 35 consecutive autopsy cases of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome revealed cotton-wool spots (71% of cases), retinal hemorrhage in areas without cytomegalovirus infection (40%), cytomegalovirus retinitis (34%) with associated retinal detachment, Roth's spots (23%), retinal microaneurysms… (More)