Is there any role for the choroid in glaucoma?

Iman Goharian, Mitra Sehi

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Abstract

The choroid is part of the uveal tract and is a heavily vascularized bed that also contains connective tissue and melanin pigment. Given the role of the choroidal vasculature in the blood supply of the anterior laminar and prelaminar regions of the optic nerve head, the peripapillary choroid might be a relevant target for investigation in patients with glaucoma. The purpose of this paper is to critically review the current understanding of potential role of the choroid in the pathogenesis of glaucomatous damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-458
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of glaucoma
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • choroid
  • choroidal blood flow
  • enhanced depth imaging
  • glaucoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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