Diseases & Conditions


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Choroiditis, Serpiginous


Synonyms of Choroiditis, Serpiginous
  • Geographic Choroiditis
  • Geographic Choroidopathy
  • Geographic Helicoid Peripapillary Choroidopathy (GHPC)
  • Geographic Serpiginous Choroiditis
  • Peripapillary Choroidopathy
  • Serpiginous Choroidopathy

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Serpiginous Choroiditis is one of the conditions in a group termed the white dot syndromes which all involve inflammation of the retina and choroid and are defined by the appearance of white dots in the posterior inner part of the eye (fundus). Serpiginous Choroiditis is a rare recurrent eye disorder characterized by irregularly shaped (serpiginous) lesions involving two layers of the eye surface (the retinal pigment epithelium and the choriocapillaris). No symptoms are apparent unless a specific area of the retina (macula) is damaged. A sudden, painless decrease in vision in one or both eyes may be the first sign of Serpiginous Choroiditis. Patients may also notice blind gaps in the visual field (scotomata) or a sensation of flashes of light (photopsia). Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of Serpiginous Choroiditis is not known.
    .

    Organizations related to Choroiditis, Serpiginous
    • Association for Macular Diseases, Inc.
      210 East 64th Street
      New York NY 10021
      Phone #: 212-605-3719
      800 #: --
      e-mail: association@retinal-research.org
      Home page: http:/www.macula.org/association/about.html
    • EyeCare Foundation
      115 East 61st Street
      New York NY 10021
      Phone #: 212-832-7297
      800 #: --
      e-mail: contactus@eyecarefoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.eyecarefoundation.org
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • National Association for Visually Handicapped
      22 West 21st Street
      New York NY 10010
      Phone #: 212-889-3141
      800 #: --
      e-mail: staff@navh.org
      Home page: http://www.navh.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html