Chorioretinopathy

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

The word chorioretinopathy refers to any disease, disorder, or medical condition of the eye that involves both the choroid layer and the retina.

One example of chorioretinopathy is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. This is a condition involving shallow retinal detachment due to leakage through one of the layers of the retina. Its cause is not yet fully understood but it affects some people (usually young men) causing impaired / distorted vision. Symptoms may settle after a few months.

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This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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