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Choroiditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissue ...Read more


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Whats tays sach choroiditis?

Cherry Red spot: You may be referring to the cherry red spot seen in the macula (central retina) of a patient with tay sach's. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Tay Sachs: Tay–Sachs disease is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In retina of the eye, one can see a "cherry red spot" which is actually the normal choroid circulation seen against the whiter background of surrounding retinal ganglion cells with deposits of sphingolipid. There is no cure for Tay Sachs. "Tay's choroiditis" is a term for age related macular degeneration used until the early 1900s. ...Read more

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What is multifocal choroiditis?

What is multifocal choroiditis?

Choroiditis: The disease affects otherwise healthy young patients in their third decade (average age, 34 y; range, 6-74 y), with an incidence of bilateral involvement of 80%. The principle presenting symptom is usually blurry vision with or without photophobia. Mild ocular pain may occur, accompanied by complaints of metamorphopsia, floaters, scotomas, etc. Fundus examination reveals multiple, small, dots. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with serpiginous choroiditis. Looking for more information on it. Can anyone help?

Rare disease: Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Inflammation in eye: Serpiginous choroiditis is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the back of the eye. We don't fully understand the cause of this disease, but it is believe to result from our own immune system attacking the cells in the back of the eye. This can result in destruction of the retina and damage to the vision. Most doctors treat with steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about or know anyone with serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Serpiginous choroidits is an autoimmune condition that affects the critical layer under the retina but can rarely be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Newer meds include Remicade and humira. Treatment can be life long. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Mfc is usually an autoimmune condition but can sometimes be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Some newer drugs include Remicade and humira. Some drugs are injected directly into the eye like Bevacizumab and triamcinolone. ...Read more