Thin choroid connected to serous retinal detachment development

July 10, 2012

A thin choroid at the upper border of the inferior staphyloma is linked to serous retinal detachment development.

A thin choroid at the upper border of the inferior staphyloma is linked to serous retinal detachment development, reveals a paper in the journal Retina.

The study, led by Dr Tetsuya Yamagishi, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, included five eyes of five patients with inferior staphyloma and posterior serous retinal detachment.

Enhanced depth imaging using spectral domain optical coherence tomography was performed in the vertical section through the fovea. Fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography were also conducted on each patient.

The choroid was the thinnest at the upper border of the staphyloma in all five eyes. Fluorescein angiography presented a band of window defects along the upper border of the staphyloma and indocyanine green angiography showed persistent hypoperfusion in all five eyes.