Choroiditis

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Choroiditis is an inflammation of the choroid, which is the middle vascular layer of the eye that supplies the retina. Usually the symptoms include blurred vision, photophobia, and eye pain. When the inflammation occurs on its entirety, it is called multifocal choroiditis; when it occurs in patches, then it is a focal choroiditis. When it presents in combination with retinitis, which is inflammation of the retina, the condition is known as chorioretinitis. Multifocal choroiditis is not common and the disorder affects healthy individuals in the 3rd decade of life and affects both eyes in nearly 80% of cases. The disease tends to affect Caucasians and mostly white females. The majority of individuals affected by choroiditis are myopics. The condition presents with blurry vision and some individuals may also have difficulty tolerating bright lights.