Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of retinal inflammation in patients with AIDS. What drug, surgically implanted, is used for the acute stage of CMV retinitis?

Answer Explanation: The surgically implanted sustained-release insert of ganciclovir enables higher concentrations of ganciclovir to reach the CMV retinitis. Pilocarpine is a muscarinic agent used in open-angle glaucoma. Gentamicin and penicillin are antibiotics that are not used to treat CMV retinitis.

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