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PORN

(pōrn),
Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis. A rare form of necrotizing herpetic retinopathy, most common in immunocompromised patients—e.g., with AIDS; cause unknown, probably linked to varicella-zoster infection
Prognosis Poor; retinal detachment and vision loss

PORN

Progressive outer retinal necrosis Ophthalmology A rare form of necrotizing herpetic retinopathy, most common in immunocompromised Pts–eg, with AIDS; cause unknown, probably VZV Clinical Vision loss, floaters, constricted peripheral visual field; funduscopy demonstrates perivenular lucency, followed by a cracked mud appearance of the retina Prognosis Poor; retinal detachment and vision loss the norm. See Retinal detachment.

PORN

Abbreviation for progressive outer retinal necrosis.
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