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November 1984

Vitrectomy and Intravitreal Antiviral Drug Therapy in Acute Retinal Necrosis SyndromeReport of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(11):1618-1621. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031308013

• Two patients with acute retinal necrosis were treated with vitrectomy, intravitreal infusion of acyclovir, and prophylactic scleral buckling procedures. Both patients have had an uneventful postoperative course and a recovery of visual acuity; follow-up has been at five and 14 months. There has been no sign of toxicity from the intravitreally administered acyclovir by electroretinographic or clinical criteria.