choroiditis


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Related to choroiditis: multifocal choroiditis

choroiditis

 [kor″oi-di´tis]
inflammation of the choroid.

cho·roid·i·tis

(kō'roy-dī'tis),
Inflammation of the choroid. Compare: choroidopathy, chorioretinopathy.
Synonym(s): posterior uveitis

choroiditis

/cho·roid·itis/ (kor″oid-i´tis) inflammation of the choroid.

choroiditis

[kôr′oidī′tis]
an inflammatory condition of the choroid membrane of the eye. See also chorioretinopathy.

cho·roid·i·tis

(kōr'oyd-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the choroid.
Compare: choroidopathy, chorioretinopathy

choroiditis

Inflammation of the choroid coat of the eye. This invariably damages the overlying retina, usually causing localized patches of destruction with corresponding areas of visual loss.

choroiditis 

Inflammation of the choroid. The ophthalmoscopic appearance is a whitish-yellow area stippled with pigment. However, it is most often associated with an inflammation of the retina (chorioretinitis) and of the other tissues of the uvea. Vision is blurred if the lesion is in the macular area. See iritis; posterior uveitis.

choroiditis

inflammation of the choroid.
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Posterior segment examination revealed bilateral CME, with no evidence of vasculitis, choroiditis, retinitis, vitritis, or vitreomacular traction (findings on ultrasonography were normal).
They may be large, solitary lesions, such as those seen following Toxoplasma infection, but sometimes they result in a "spotty" fundus appearance as seen in the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS), birdshot chorioretinitis, multifocal choroiditis and pusctete inner choroidopathy (PIC).
Gosling #80 had severe meningoencephalitis with necrosis of astrocytes and microglial cells, edema, and microgliosis; lymphohistiocytic choroiditis, uveitis, and from inflammation of pecten oculi, the protruding vascular structure in the posterior vitreous; and heterophilic (purulent) scleritis and keratitis.
Based on these findings, the supplemental NDA seeks approval of Visudyne therapy for PM, OHS and a variety of other diseases characterized by CNV, in particular those in which the lesions are typically predominantly classic, even though the etiology of the formation of CNV is different for each disease, such as multifocal choroiditis, angioid streaks, certain retinal abnormalities, idiopathic or unknown causes, and many other rare conditions.
The following ophthalmological side effects do occur due to the disease itself but have also been reported after treatment with STROMECTOL: abnormal sensation in the eyes, eyelid edema, anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, limbitis, keratitis, and chorioretinitis or choroiditis.