Serpiginous Choroiditis Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Serpiginous Choroiditis? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

Serpiginous choroiditis (also referred to as geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy) is a rare, idiopathic inflammatory disease which affects the inner choroid and retinal pigment epithelium.  It is identified by irregularly shaped (serpiginous) lesions involving two layers of the eye surface (the retinal pigment epithelium and the choriocapillaris). No symptoms are apparent unless a specific area of the retina (macula) is damaged.

A sudden, painless decrease in vision in one or both eyes may be the first sign of Serpiginous Choroiditis. Patients may also notice blind gaps in the visual field (scotomata) or a sensation of flashes of light (photopsia).


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