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Acronym for progressive outer retinal necrosis.
Prognosis Poor; retinal detachment and vision loss
PORNProgressive 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.
Abbreviation for progressive outer retinal necrosis.