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What are the symptoms of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in my eyes?

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You may not have any symptoms until the problems are far along, so it's important to get regular eye exams. And call your doctor if your vision changes, including:

  • You get blurry or double vision, or colors don't look right.
  • You see spots.
  • You have watery or red eyes.
  • You're sensitive to light.
  • Your eyes hurt.

From: How HIV Affects Your Body WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kaminski, D. : "HIV and Inflammation: A New Threat." The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

Summit Medical Group: "HIV and the Eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "How Does HIV/AIDS Affect the Eye?"

American Heart Association: "HIV and Cardiovascular Disease," "Wellness Checklist: Know Where You Stand."

American Family Physician: "Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines."

AIDS.gov: "Staying Healthy with HIV/AIDS: Potential Related Health Problems: Kidney Disease."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on April 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Kaminski, D. : "HIV and Inflammation: A New Threat." The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

Summit Medical Group: "HIV and the Eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "How Does HIV/AIDS Affect the Eye?"

American Heart Association: "HIV and Cardiovascular Disease," "Wellness Checklist: Know Where You Stand."

American Family Physician: "Common Side Effects of HIV Medicines."

AIDS.gov: "Staying Healthy with HIV/AIDS: Potential Related Health Problems: Kidney Disease."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on April 12, 2019

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