choroidal folds

choroidal folds 

A condition characterized by lines, grooves or striae in the posterior fundus. Clinically they appear as alternating light and dark lines possibly corresponding to folds in Bruch's membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium. They are most easily seen with fluorescein angiography. They may occur as a result of a retrobulbar tumour, choroidal tumour, posterior scleritis, ocular hypotony, in hyperopic eyes, or without any discernible cause. See cavernous haemangioma.
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A study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that astronauts with higher weight, waist and chest circumference measurements were more likely to develop disc oedema or choroidal folds.
Posterior segment examination of the right eye revealed optic disc edema and widespread choroidal folds (Figure 2).
Amongst the problems discovered are a flattening of the globe, swelling of the optic nerve and choroidal folds. "Swelling of the optic nerve is a serious problem; if it's chronic, that could cause some permanent damage to the eyes," states Dr Robert Gibson, who conducted the survey.
Clinicopathologic corre-lation of choroidal folds: secondary to massive cranioorbital hemangiopericytoma.
While the patient was under the care of the hospital in 2011, choroidal folds were noted (see Figure 5, page 84).
The dilated fundus examination revealed choroidal folds at the posterior pole in the right eye and an exudative retinal detachment in the peripheral area in both eyes (Figure 1).
2 -A) disclosed yellow, elevated lesion in the peripapillary region suggestive of choroidal metastasis, inferior exudative retinal detachment, disc edema with choroidal folds. F.F.A (Fig.