Choroidal Detachment Workup

Updated: Feb 10, 2017
  • Author: Carlo E Traverso, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

B-scan ultrasonography can aid in differentiating between serum and blood collected under or within the choroid (shown in the image below). 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.