Photoreceptor arrangement changes secondary to choroidal nevus

Murilo W. Rodrigues, Zelia M. Correa, Emil A. Say, Felipe P. Borges, Rubens Camargo Siqueira, José Augusto Cardillo, Rodrigo Jorge

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Importance: Although mostly asymptomatic, patients with choroidal nevi carry a moderate risk for malignant transformation and visual loss. A novel noninvasive imaging assessment could change the current clinical evaluation of choroidal nevi. Observation: Three patients with a recent diagnosis of choroidal nevi underwent a novel adaptive optical assessment that detected potential photoreceptor abnormalities in the retina overlying the choroidal nevi. Conclusions and Relevance: Adaptive optics imagingmay provide high-resolution en face images of retinal structural changes in the photoreceptor mosaic overlying the choroidal nevi. Cone attenuation may be an important component of structural damage in choroidal nevi and may correlate and possibly predict functional visual loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1319
Number of pages5
JournalJAMA ophthalmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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