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Multifocal choroiditis


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Overview

Multifocal choroiditis (MFC) is an inflammatory disorder characterized by swelling of the eye (called uveitis) and multiple lesions in the choroid, a layer of blood vessels between the white of the eye and the retina. Symptoms include blurry vision, floaters, sensitivity to light, blind spots and mild eye discomfort.[1] Though the cause is unknown, multifocal choroiditis is seen most frequently in women ages 20 to 60, and usually affects both eyes.[2] MFC is generally treated with steroid medication that can be taken orally or injected into the eye. Multifocal choroiditis is a chronic condition, thus symptoms may return or worsen even after successful treatment.[3]        
Last updated: 3/7/2016

References

  1. Stephen Foster. Multifocal Choroiditis and Panuveities (MCOP): Case Report. The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. http://www.uveitis.org/multifocal-choroiditis-and-panuveitis. Accessed 3/7/2016.
  2. Courtney M Crawford and Okezie Igboeli. A Review of the Inflammatory Chorioretinopathies: The White Dot Syndromes. International Scholarly Research Notices. May, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833360/.
  3. Sam E Mansour and Gary R Cook. Multifocal Choroidopathy Syndromes. Medscape. October 5, 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1190935-overview#a2.
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