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Choroid

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The choroid is the layer of blood vessels and connective tissue between the sclera (white of the eye) and retina . It is part of the uvea and supplies nutrients to the inner parts of the eye. Inflammation of the choroid is called choroiditis .

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References

Evans M. Anatomy of the uvea. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. . 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 7.1.

Fay A. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 449.

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