ID#: 20480
This image depicted what is known as a fundoscopic view of the retina, or the back of the right eye. Note that the retinal vessels appeared to be emanating from the far right, from an area known as the optic disc. This is the point where the retinal arterioles and optic nerve enter the rear of the eyeball. The image was slightly rotated clockwise. The fundus displayed a pathologic phenomenon that was diagnosed as chorioretinitis, a form of posterior uveitis, which is an inflammatory response involving both the choroid layer, and the retina. The inflamed, pigmented region could expand, potentially blinding the patient. Therefore, the primary goal of the treating ophthalmologist would be to halt the inflammatory spread as soon as possible.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Lucille H. Young
Creation Date: 1965
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