Chorioretinitis

(CR; Choroiditis; Iritis; Pars Planitis)

Definition

Chorioretinitis is an inflammation of the choroid, which is a lining of the retina deep in the eye. This inflammation can affect vision.
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Causes

Chorioretinitis may be caused by infection or by autoimmune diseases.It is sometimes caused by an infection that you had when you were young, although the symptoms may not appear for 10 to 20 years.

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of chorioretinitis:

Symptoms

Chorioretinitis may cause:
  • Pain or redness in the eye
  • Blurred vision, or seeing floating objects in your vision
  • Sensitivity to light or glare
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensation of sparks or flashes of light
  • Impaired night vision
  • Impaired color vision
  • Distortion of objects

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