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How is cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) treated?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Although there is no cure for CMV retinitis, there are medications that will treat the symptoms of the disease. These antiviral drugs stabilize the disease and prevent it from spreading or doing further harm. With the progress of CMV retinitis slowed or stopped, the eye is given a chance to heal, preventing the onset of blindness.

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