- - areolar c. a slowly progressive pigmentary degeneration in young persons; characterized by black foci closely set together and coalescent at the posterior pole and macular region. SYN: central areolar choroidal atrophy, central areolar choroidal sclerosis.- central serous c. an idiopathic sensory retinal detachment in the macula; more common in males. SYN: central angiospastic retinopathy, central serous retinopathy.- geographic c. SYN: serpiginous c..- myopic c. chronic degeneration of the sclera and choroid with posterior staphyloma, accompanying high myopia.- serpiginous c. bilateral acquired abnormality of retinal pigment epithelium and choroid in which irregular multiple progressive swelling is followed by atrophic scars in linear patterns. SYN: geographic c., helicoid c..
* * *cho·roid·op·a·thy .kōr-.ȯi-'däp-ə-thē, .kȯr- n, pl -thies a diseased condition affecting the choroid of the eye
* * *cho·roid·op·a·thy (kor″oid-opґə-the) choroiditis.
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