choroidopathy

noun
cho·​roid·​op·​a·​thy | \ ˌkōr-ˌȯi-ˈdäp-ə-thē, ˌkȯr- How to pronounce choroidopathy (audio) \
plural choroidopathies

Medical Definition of choroidopathy

: a diseased condition affecting the choroid of the eye … the retinal, choroidal, and optic nerve circulations undergo a series of pathophysiological changes in response to raised blood pressure, resulting in a range of clinical signs referred to as hypertensive retinopathy, hypertensive choroidopathy, and hypertensive optic neuropathy.— Tien Wong and Paul Mitchell, The Lancet, 3 Feb. 2007

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“Choroidopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choroidopathy. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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