Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Uvea: hypertensive changes - choroid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveahypertensivechoroid.html. Accessed August 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
- Includes intimal thickening due to smooth muscle cell migration, hyaline deposits in subendothelium, degeneration (moth eaten atrophy and necrosis) of medial smooth muscle cells, recanalization and obstruction
- Also thrombotic occlusion or narrowing of choroidal artery in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus and either chronic azotemia or renal insufficiency
- References: Hum Pathol 1988;19:99