HIV/AIDS Glossary

Retinal Detachment

Separation of the retina from its supporting tissue. Retinal detachment must be treated promptly to avoid permanent vision loss. Retinal detachment can be a complication of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, which is a viral infection that can occur in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

Related Term(s): Cytomegalovirus Retinitis, Retina

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