What is Choroiditis?

Choroiditis is an inflammation of the choroid, a layer of blood vessels and connective tissue in the back of the eye. It is a serious condition that can cause vision loss or even blindness if left untreated. It is often treated with steroid drops, but in some cases, surgery may be needed to repair the eye.

What Causes Choroiditis?

Choroiditis is believed to be an immune-mediated disorder caused by a reaction to an infection, a virus, or a drug. It can also occur as the result of an inflammatory condition such as lupus or an autoimmune disorder.

Symptoms of Choroiditis

The main symptom of choroiditis is vision loss. Other symptoms include:

  • Sudden vision loss that is worse in one eye than the other
  • Pain in the eye
  • Flashes of light
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots or lines in the vision
  • Redness of the eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light

Treating Choroiditis

Treatment for choroiditis will depend on the type and severity of the condition. It is important to visit a doctor right away if you experience any of the symptoms of choroiditis. Treatment may include:

  • Steroid or anti-inflammatory drops
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgery

In some cases, surgery may be needed to repair the eye or to prevent further vision loss. Prompt medical treatment and care is important for treating choroiditis and preventing serious complications.