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Choroid

The choroid is the layer of blood vessels and connective tissue between the white of the eye and retina (at the back of the eye). It is part of the uvea and supplies nutrients to the inner parts of the eye. Inflammation of the choroid is called choroiditis.

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Choroid of the eye

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Sclera
Retina
Uvea
Uveitis

References

Regatieri CVS, Roh S, Weiter JJ. Retinal and choroidal circulation. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA:Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 6.3.

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