Retinal and choroidal biopsies

Rehan M. Hussain, Thomas A. Albini, Harry W. Flynn

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Despite clinical examination, imaging, and laboratory testing, some uveitic or malignant processes may present a diagnostic dilemma. If noninvasive testing fails to provide a diagnosis, tissue biopsy may be considered for establishing the underlying etiology and guiding therapy. Advances in surgical technique and laboratory testing have allowed for safer tissue collection and increased diagnostic yield. This chapter will address the specific surgical techniques used to obtain tissue samples from the vitreous, retina, and choroid. It will also discuss methodologies commonly utilized to evaluate ocular biopsy specimens in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Uveitis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030283926
ISBN (Print)9783030283919
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal biopsy
  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Intraocular lymphoma
  • Retinal biopsy
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreous biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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