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The hallmark of retinitis is overall vision loss. A positive history of disturbances in color perception and night blindness is suggestive of retinitis. Other symptoms of retinitis include the loss of peripheral vision and cone-rod dystrophy.  Infectious diseases may cause retinal hemorrhaging or retinal tissue lesions.
- Vision loss
- Tunnel vision
- Clear central vision accompanied by the loss of peripheral vision
- Cone-rod dystrophy
- Disturbances in color perception
- Night blindness
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis may persist as an asymptomatic disease.
- Common symptoms associated with CMV retinitis include:
- Defects in a patient's peripheral vision
- Central retinal lesions
- Lesions on the macula or optic nerve
- Blurred vision
- Retinal hemorrhaging 
- Rapid progression of vision loss
- Retinal vessel thrombosis, infarction, and necrosis
- Intermittent blurring
- Vitritis 
- Reduced vision
- Contraction of visual fields
- ↑ Retinitis Pigmentosa. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001029.htm
- ↑ National Human Genome Research Institute. Retinitis Pigmentosa. https://www.genome.gov/13514348. Accessed March 28, 2016.
- ↑ Retinitis Pigmentosa. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://www.genome.gov/13514348
- ↑ Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents. AIDS Info. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/4/adult-and-adolescent-oi-prevention-and-treatment-guidelines/337/cmv. Accessed April 13, 2016.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Infectious Retinitis: A Review. YACHNA AHUJA, MD · STEVEN M. COUCH, MD · RAYMUND R. RAZONABLE, MD · SOPHIE J. BAKRI, MD. http://www.retinalphysician.com/articleviewer.aspx?articleID=102293. Accessed April 13, 2016.