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 (infliximab) and humira. Treatment can be life long.

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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...

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...

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...

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

Rare retina disease. It is a rare inflammatory retina problem that typically develops between age 30 and 70 years. The lesions in the choroide(eye) that last from weeks to months and involve scarring of the eye tissue. Recurrence of these lesions is common in this condition. Vision loss may occur in one or both eyes when the macula is involved. Treatment options involve anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing med. Read more...
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...