Case study: Serpiginous choroiditis

The latest case from Kirit Patel involves a rare but important ocular inflammatory disease

A progressive and non-infectious posterior uveitis, serpiginous choroiditis is rarely seen in ophthalmology clinics and is even rarer in optometry clinics. By chance, the patient I describe here was recommended to visit my practice to see if I could throw any light on their condition.

Never having encountered the condition previously, I decided to research the condition so that I could, if possible, offer informal advice and perhaps some hope and support – she had been given the impression that she would eventually become blind in both eyes. All the gadgets came out to play, including Optomap (wide field scanning laser ophthalmoscope), OCT and the Diopsys (electroretinography and visual evoked response) so as to build a picture on this rare condition.

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