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.
Anatomy of the Eye
AR00032 labeled eye
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.

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

leave comments
0
Did you like this? Share with your family and friends.
Related Topics:
Current Research From Top Journals


Early Peanut Consumption Associated with Lower Risk of Peanut Allergy in High Risk Children
March 2015

Many medical groups felt that early exposure to certain foods like peanuts increased a child's risk of developing food allergies. However, newer research including this trial suggest that early exposure may actually decrease the risk of developing food allergies.

dot separator
previous editions

Breastfeeding May Decrease the Risk of Childhood Obesity
February 2015

Tonsillectomy May Reduce Number of Sore Throat Days in Children
February 2015

Research Review Finds Little Support for Nearly Half of Medical Talk Show Recommendations
January 2015

dashed separator

Advertisement

Our Free Newsletter
click here to see all of our uplifting newsletters »

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

DiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnoratiFacebook