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Serpiginous choroiditis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Geographic choroiditis
  • Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
  • Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
  • Peripapillary choriopathy
  • Serpiginous choroidopathy
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Overview

Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare inflammatory eye condition that typically develops between age 30 and 70 years.[1] Affected individuals have lesions in the eye that last from weeks to months and involve scarring of the eye tissue.[2] Recurrence of these lesions is common in serpiginous choroiditis. Vision loss may occur in one or both eyes when the macula is involved. [3] Treatment options involve anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing medications.[1][3]
Last updated: 9/16/2013

References

  1. Serpiginous choroiditis. Digital Reference of Ophthalmology. http://dro.hs.columbia.edu/serpiginous.htm. Accessed 9/16/2013.
  2. Da Mata AP. Serpiginous Choroiditis. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. February 1998; http://www.uveitis.org/docs/dm/serpiginous_chroiditis.pdf. Accessed 9/16/2013.
  3. Tewari A, Eliott D. White Dot Syndromes. Medscape Reference. December 19, 2007; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1227778-overview. Accessed 9/16/2013.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Geographic choroiditis
  • Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
  • Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
  • Peripapillary choriopathy
  • Serpiginous choroidopathy
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