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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.

 

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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  • Eye

    Eye - illustration

    The eye is the organ of sight, a nearly spherical hollow globe filled with fluids (humors). The outer layer or tunic (sclera, or white, and cornea) is fibrous and protective. The middle layer (choroid, ciliary body and the iris) is vascular. The innermost layer (the retina) is nervous or sensory. The fluids in the eye are divided by the lens into the vitreous humor (behind the lens) and the aqueous humor (in front of the lens). The lens itself is flexible and suspended by ligaments which allow it to change shape to focus light on the retina, which is composed of sensory neurons.

    Eye

    illustration

  • Choroid of the eye

    Choroid of the eye - illustration

    The choroid is the middle layer of the eye that contains blood vessels and connective tissue that supplies nutrients to the inner portion of the eye.

    Choroid of the eye

    illustration

    • Eye

      Eye - illustration

      The eye is the organ of sight, a nearly spherical hollow globe filled with fluids (humors). The outer layer or tunic (sclera, or white, and cornea) is fibrous and protective. The middle layer (choroid, ciliary body and the iris) is vascular. The innermost layer (the retina) is nervous or sensory. The fluids in the eye are divided by the lens into the vitreous humor (behind the lens) and the aqueous humor (in front of the lens). The lens itself is flexible and suspended by ligaments which allow it to change shape to focus light on the retina, which is composed of sensory neurons.

      Eye

      illustration

    • Choroid of the eye

      Choroid of the eye - illustration

      The choroid is the middle layer of the eye that contains blood vessels and connective tissue that supplies nutrients to the inner portion of the eye.

      Choroid of the eye

      illustration

    Tests for Choroid

     
       

      Review Date: 5/14/2017

      Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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