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Serpiginous choroidopathy

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers: Brice Critser, CRA (top row); Antoinette Venckus, CRA (bottom row)

Serpiginous choroidopathy is a chronic, recurrent, typically bilateral inflammatory disease of the chorioretinal pigmented epithelium. It is characterized by atrophic scars with active, yellow-gray borders, often extending in a serpent-like pattern from the optic disc. These photographs show the progression of the disease over a 10-year time period (the most recent photographs are located on the bottom). To read more about this serpiginous choroidopathy and this patient, see the full case report (http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/cases/32-serpiginouschoroiditis.htm).

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right eye, 10 years later, Serpiginous choroidopathy left eye, 10 years later, Serpiginous choroidopathy


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last updated: 02/26/2015
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