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Retinal dysfunction as an initial ophthalmic sign in AIDS.
  1. S E Brodie and
  2. A H Friedman
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029.


    Three cases of patients with AIDS in whom severe retinal dysfunction preceded the development of widespread funduscopic abnormalities are presented. The disparity between the minimal extent of visible retinal lesions and the severe loss of retinal function was confirmed by visual field and electroretinographic studies. This pattern of early visual loss in AIDS patients may represent infection of the retina by the HIV virus.

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