Not to be confused with Retinitus.
Retinitis caused by CMV (fundus photograph)
Classification and external resources
Specialty ophthalmology
ICD-10 H30.9
ICD-9-CM 363.20
MeSH D012173

Retinitis is inflammation of the retina in the eye, which may lead to blindness. Retinitis may be caused by a number of different infectious agents.


Retinitis may be caused by several infectious agents, including toxoplasmosis,[1] cytomegalovirus and candida.[2] Cytomegalovirus retinitis is an important cause of blindness in AIDS patients,[2] and is the most common cause of vision loss in AIDS patients. Candida may spread to the retina from the bloodstream, which usually leads to the production of several abscesses in the retina.[2]

See also


  1. Goldman, Lee (2011). Goldman's Cecil Medicine (24th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. p. 2195. ISBN 1437727883.
  2. 1 2 3 Kumar, Vinay (2007). "Retina and Vitreous, Other Retinal Degenerations, Retinitis". Robbins basic pathology (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN 978-1416029731.
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