APR 30, 2010
This nonrandomized, retrospective review of 58 patients with acute retinal necrosis found that those treated with newer intravitreal and oral antivirals (22 patients) had similar visual acuity and retinal detachment prevalence as those treated with intravenous acyclovir only (36 patients). Visual outcome was generally poor. Investigators found a wide range of treatments with no single treatment strategy considered the standard of care. Initial visual acuity was better with newer therapies, suggesting more timely and clinical diagnosis of this rare condition.