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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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 (

right eye, Serpiginous choroidopathy left eye, Serpiginous choroidopathy
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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