Diseases Covered

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

Includes: Treatment or prevention of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
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Eligibility Criteria
  • Patient must be diagnosed with a covered disease and program must be accepting enrollments
  • Patient must have a valid Social Security number to apply for assistance and receive treatment in the United States
  • Patient must be seeking assistance for a prescribed medication that is FDA approved to treat the covered diagnosis
  • Patient is required to have valid Medicare or Military insurance coverage
  • Patient income level must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Foscavir
  • Valcyte
  • Vistide
  • Vitrasert
  • Zirgan

Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) is a serious viral eye infection of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. It is most often found in people with weakened immune systems. (Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be diagnosed with a covered disease and program must be accepting enrollments
  • Patient must have a valid Social Security number to apply for assistance and receive treatment in the United States
  • Patient must be seeking assistance for a prescribed medication that is FDA approved to treat the covered diagnosis
  • Patient is required to have valid Medicare or Military insurance coverage
  • Patient income level must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Medications Covered

  • Foscavir
  • Valcyte
  • Vistide
  • Vitrasert
  • Zirgan

Disease Description

Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) is a serious viral eye infection of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. It is most often found in people with weakened immune systems. (Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology)

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