Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis

Robert William Wong, J. Michael Jumper, H. Richard McDonald, Robert N. Johnson, Arthur Fu, Brandon Lujan, Emmett T. Cunningham

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Abstract

Acute retinal necrosis (ARN), also known as Kirisawatype uveitis, is an uncommon condition caused by infection of the retina by one of the herpes family of viruses, most typically varicella zoster virus or herpes simplex virus and less commonly cytomegalovirus. Clinical diagnosis can be challenging and is often aided by PCR-based analysis of ocular fluids. Treatment typically involves extended use of one or more antiviral agents. Long term retinal detachment risk is high. We review the literature on ARN and present an approach to the diagnosis and management of this serious condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
Human Herpesvirus 3
Uveitis
Retinal Detachment
Simplexvirus
Cytomegalovirus
Antiviral Agents
Retina
Viruses
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Wong, R. W., Jumper, J. M., McDonald, H. R., Johnson, R. N., Fu, A., Lujan, B., & Cunningham, E. T. (2013). Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 97(5), 545-552. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2012-301983

Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis. / Wong, Robert William; Jumper, J. Michael; McDonald, H. Richard; Johnson, Robert N.; Fu, Arthur; Lujan, Brandon; Cunningham, Emmett T.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 97, No. 5, 05.2013, p. 545-552.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Wong, RW, Jumper, JM, McDonald, HR, Johnson, RN, Fu, A, Lujan, B & Cunningham, ET 2013, 'Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 97, no. 5, pp. 545-552. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2012-301983
Wong, Robert William ; Jumper, J. Michael ; McDonald, H. Richard ; Johnson, Robert N. ; Fu, Arthur ; Lujan, Brandon ; Cunningham, Emmett T. / Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2013 ; Vol. 97, No. 5. pp. 545-552.
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