Choroidopathy, including uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, or choroiditis

Choroidopathy, including uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, or choroiditis 

Choroidopathy refers to a group of conditions that affect the choroid, a layer of blood vessels in the eye located between the retina and sclera. It can include various inflammatory disorders such as uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, or choroiditis. These conditions involve inflammation of different parts of the eye, leading to visual disturbances and potential complications.


Certain risk factors have been identified that might cause Choroidopathy: 

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or sarcoidosis.
  • Infections, including viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections.
  • Trauma or injury to the eye.
  • Certain medications or toxins.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • Genetic factors or family history.


Here are some symptoms of Choroidopathy 

  • Eye redness.
  • Eye pain or discomfort.
  • Blurred vision or decreased vision.
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia).
  • Floaters or spots in the field of vision.
  • Eye watering or tearing.
  • Changes in the color of the iris.
  • Headache or eye headache.


The diagnosis of choroidopathy typically involves:

  • Comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist, including visual acuity test, slit-lamp examination, and dilated fundus examination.
  • Medical history assessment to identify any underlying conditions or triggers.
  • Blood tests to evaluate for signs of inflammation, autoimmune markers, or infectious agents.
  • Imaging tests, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) or fluorescein angiography, to assess the structures and blood flow in the eye.
  • Analysis of ocular fluid or tissue samples obtained through a biopsy or aspiration, if necessary, to determine the cause of inflammation.


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