An uncommon manifestation of severe elevated intraocular pressure in the choroidal vessels in young patients. It causes counterproductive vasoconstriction due to fibrinoid necrosis of the choroidal arterioles. It is associated with a breakdown of the retinal pigment epithelial cells, hypopigmented lesions (Elschnig’s spots), hyperpigmentations (Siegrist streaks), hypoperfusion of the choriocapillaris, and serous retinal detachments.

Also Known As

  • Hypertensive Chorioretinopathy