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    Ocular Pathology/Oncology, Retina/Vitreous

    Patients with AIDS can develop infectious retinitis secondary to a variety of opportunistic organisms. The most common form is cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, as seen in this patient, which is characterized by discrete, fluffy, white retinal necrotic patches with hemorrhages. Because cytomegalovirus retinitis can begin in the retinal periphery, patients with AIDS should be referred for ophthalmologic evaluation evaluation especially if symptomatic or with reduced T-cell counts.