Eye
Uvea
Hypertensive changes - choroid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Hypertensive changes choroid

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Uvea: hypertensive changes - choroid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeuveahypertensivechoroid.html. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
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