What is it?

Chorioretinitis is an inflammation affecting the uveal tract of the eye- the retina and the choroid, which is the pigmented vascular coat of the eye. In neonates, chorioretinitis is caused due to toxoplasmosis and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. Other causes may include syphilis, sarcoidosis, west nile virus and Behcet’s disease.
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy is a chorioretinopathy that is not common. It typically affects young myopic women.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Punctate Inner Choroidopathy

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include pain and redness of the eye, light sensitivity, blurred vision, excessive tearing and seeing floating black spots. Punctate Inner Choroidopathy symptoms may include blurred vision, perceived flashes of light, floaters, light sensitivity, distorted vision or loss of peripheral vision.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and ophthalmic examination. Detection of leukocytes in vitreous humor or observing chorioretinal inflammation. Punctate Inner Choroidopathy is diagnosed by the presence of multiple small well-defined yellow- white fundus lesions without intraocular inflammation.


Treatment may include corticosteroids and antibiotics and treatment of the underlying cause, if there is one. Punctate Inner Choroidopathy treatment may also include corticosteroids and antibiotics as well as immunosuppressants, laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, submacular surgery and anti- VEGF agents.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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