Chorioretinitis

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Chorioretinitis

Chorioretinitis is characterized by inflammation in the eye of the choroid and retina. The retina is the light sensitive layer of the inner eye which acts like film in a camera and then sends signals to the visual parts of the brain so we can see. The choroid is the vascular lining which works to supply the retina with oxygen and other nutrients. Inflammation of the choroid and retina can result in blindness if not treated properly. Chorioretinitis is caused by current infections or autoimmune diseases or even infections a person had when they were young. Symptoms may not appear for 10-20 years. Chorioretinitis risk factors include having an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or sarcoidosis. A history of certain infections such as syphilis, tuberculosis, congenital rubella, congenital CMV or West Nile virus may increase the risk of developing chorioretinitis. Individuals with a weakened immune system, such as HIV/AIDS, may also be at an increased risk.

Symptoms of chorioretinitis include blurry vision, eye irritation and or redness, sensitivity to light, overproduction of tears, sensation of sparks or flashes of light, and the appearance of black spots obstructing vision. Diagnosis can be made by having a complete eye exam and blood tests in some cases. Treatment options may vary depending on the underlying cause but may include antibiotics, steroids for eye inflammation, and more. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with chorioretinitis, talk with your eye specialist about the most current treatment options.

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The terms "Chorioretinitis" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Postoperative outcomes after fluocinolone acetonide implant surgery in patients with birdshot chorioretinitis and other types of posterior and panuveitis.
 

Author(s): Bryn M Burkholder, Jiangxia Wang, James P Dunn, Quan D Nguyen, Jennifer E Thorne

Journal: Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2013 Sep;33(8):1684-93.

 

To evaluate outcomes after placement of fluocinolone acetonide (FA) implants in eyes with birdshot chorioretinitis and to compare these outcomes with eyes with posterior and panuveitis.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2013

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Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Chancre of the eyelid as manifestation of primary syphilis, and precocious chorioretinitis and uveitis in an HIV-infected patient: a case report.
 

Author(s): Salvatore Cillino, Francesco Di Pace, Marcello Trizzino, Valentina Li Vecchi, Paola Di Carlo

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Ocular syphilis is often difficult to diagnose because of the wide variation in clinical features.HIV co-infection may further complicate the picture.

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2012

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Suprachoroidal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Subjects With Macular Edema Following Non-Infectious Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Macular Edema; Uveitis, Posterior; Uveitis, Anterior; Panuveitis; Uveitis, Intermediate

 

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2015

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Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis; Posterior Uveitis; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2010

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Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis; Posterior Uveitis; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2011

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