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November 1984

Vitrectomy and Intravitreal Antiviral Drug Therapy in Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome: Report 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.

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