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CHORIOIDITIS

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CHORIOIDITIS - inflammation of the choroid of the eye itself. It develops with tuberculosis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, streptococcal, viral infection, etc. Most often, pathogens penetrate the choroid through the hematogenous route. Patients complain of the appearance of clouding in the eye, a decrease in visual acuity (a frequent, but not constant sign of the disease). Pain, as a rule, is absent. An ophthalmoscopic examination reveals exudative yellowish-white foci and edema of the retina.

Treatment is carried out in a hospital, aimed mainly at the underlying disease. The prognosis for vision with timely treatment is usually favorable; only with central chorioretinitis, which covers the macular region, irreversible visual disturbances occur.