Choroidal Detachment

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

The expression choroidal detachment refers to the separation of the choroid from the sclera (within the eyeball) due to leakage of fluid from vessels within the choroid.

This may occur in when the pressure inside the eyeball ("ocular pressure") is very low - for example, after a trauma such as an accident or injury to the eye, or following surgical procedures within the eyeball.

More about Ophthalmology:

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).

Other related pages include

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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