Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis

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

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2013


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. J., & 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