Choroiditis

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Choroiditis

Choroiditis is a condition characterized by inflammation or swelling of the choroid of the eye. The choroid is the layer of the eye that contains many capillaries (blood vessels) as well as the dark pigment melanin. It lies behind the retina which is the light sensitive part of the eye. The blood vessels of the choroid help carry oxygen and nutrients to the retina. Melanin helps stop uncontrolled reflection in the eye. Choroiditis usually only affects one eye. Symptoms may include trouble seeing out of one eye, redness or pain, floating black spots, blurred or worsening vision, sensitivity to light or excessive tearing. Often choroiditis is caused by toxoplasmosis or cytomegalovirus. Other causes may include syphilis, tuberculosis, and West Nile virus.

Eye exams may be used for diagnosis of choroiditis. Treatment options may include various medications like antibiotics and corticosteroids. If you are diagnosed with choroiditis talk with your doctor and ophthalmologist (medical eye specialist) about the most current treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Choroiditis" returned 55 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multifocal Choroiditis with Retinal Vasculitis, Optic Neuropathy, and Keratoconus in a Young Saudi Male.
 

Author(s): Yousef Dhafiri, Khalid Al Rubaie, Omar Kirat, William N May, Quan D Nguyen, Igor Kozak

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;24(2):109-112.

 

The purpose of this study is to describe an association of unilateral multifocal choroiditis (MFC), retinal vasculitis, optic neuropathy, and bilateral keratoconus in a young Saudi male. A 27-year-old male patient with stable bilateral keratoconus presented with a painless vision ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Paradoxical worsening of a case of TB subretinal abscess with serpiginous-like choroiditis following the initiation of antitubercular therapy.
 

Author(s): Sudha K Ganesh, B Sowkath Ali

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug;65(8):761-764.

 

A 37-year-old immunocompetent male patient presented with the blurring of vision, both eyes for the past1 year. Fundus examination revealed bilateral multiple subretinal abscesses with areas of healed serpiginous-like choroiditis. Laboratory investigations showed positive tuberculin ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Polymerase chain reaction forDNA detection from ocular fluids in patients with various types of choroiditis in a referral eye center in India.
 

Author(s): Jyotirmay Biswas, Mohmmad Salman Kazi, Vishvesh Ashokkumar Agarwal, Md Shahid Alam, K Lily Therese

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;64(12):904-907.

 

The aim of this study was to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in aqueous or vitreous samples of patients suffering from choroiditis presumed to be infectious origin.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Choroiditis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Serpiginous-like choroiditis and intraocular tuberculosis: report of 2 cases and literature review].
 

Author(s): Hakima Elouarradi, Samira Tachfouti, Lalla Ouafae Cherkaoui, Othmane Charhi, Uchama Daoudi, Saloua Khalil, Nouha Zerkaoui, Amal Alouane, Kamal Naciri, Rajae Daoudi

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Serpiginous choroiditis and infectious multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis.
 

Author(s): Hossein Nazari Khanamiri, Narsing A Rao

Journal: Surv Ophthalmol. ;58(3):203-32.

 

Serpiginous choroiditis (SC) is a posterior uveitis displaying a geographic pattern of choroiditis, extending from the juxtapapillary choroid and intermittently spreading centrifugally. The choroiditis involves the overlying retinal pigment epithelium, and the outer retina. This intraocular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis; Posterior Uveitis; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017

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Study of the Effectiveness of Ozurdex for the Control of Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis, Intermediate; Uveitis, Posterior

 

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2017

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Variations in Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness During Uncomplicated Anterior and Intermediate Uveitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anterior Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016

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