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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David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.