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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The terms "Choroiditis" returned 62 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Optical Coherence Tomography Features of Tuberculous Serpiginous-like Choroiditis and Serpiginous Choroiditis.
 

Author(s): Xiao Na Wang, Qi Sheng You, Hui Ying Zhao, Xiao Yan Peng

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2018 May;31(5):327-334.

 

To investigate optical coherence tomography (OCT) characteristics of tuberculous serpiginous-like choroiditis (Tb-SLC) and serpiginous choroiditis (SC) and to perform OCT to differentiate between these conditions.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multifocal Choroiditis and Panuveitis - difficulties in diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Neacșu Gheorghe Boricean, Oana Roxana Scripcă

Journal: Rom J Ophthalmol. ;61(4):293-298.

 

We present the case of a 49-year-old patient who was treated with Aripriprazole in context of Paranoid Schizophrenia. The patient had a history of numerous Panuveitis recurrences for the left eye, which led to a marked decrease of the vision VA-NLP and was diagnosed with Multifocal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of serpiginous choroiditis with biopsy-proven testicular tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Abhinav Dhami, Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Jyotirmay Biswas

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;66(2):320-322.

 

We report a case of a 47-year-old male patient presenting with diminution of vision in the left eye. The left eye fundus showed yellowish lesions with indistinct geographical margin extending over the posterior pole just abutting the macula, suggestive of diffuse choroiditis. The ...

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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Efficacy and Safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel in Subjects With Severe Noninfectious Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, or Panuveitis NIPPU
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2018

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Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2018

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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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