Choroidal Detachment Workup

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Huy D Nguyen, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Imaging Studies

B-scan ultrasonography can aid in differentiating between serum and blood collected under or within the choroid (shown in the image below) and can help delineate against a retinal detachment. B-scan ultrasonography is also helpful to delimit and stage the extent of the detachment when media are not clear. 

B-scan ultrasonography examination of choroidal de B-scan ultrasonography examination of choroidal detachment. Fluid appears to be serum on one side (upper) and blood on the other side (below). Retina-to-retina contact, or kissing choroidal detachment, is present.

Optical coherence tomography and wide field fundoscopy may also be used to discover and monitor choroidal detachment. [28, 29]