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RETINAL Cases & Brief Reports:
doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000024
Case Report

LEAKING CHOROIDAL NEVUS TREATED WITH FOCAL LASER PHOTOCOAGULATION

Goldman, Darin R. MD*,†; Barnes, Alexander C. BS; Vora, Robin A. MD*; Duker, Jay S. MD*

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Abstract

Purpose:

To present a case of leaky choroidal nevus that responded favorably to treatment with focal laser photocoagulation, shown by spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence, and fundus photography.

Methods:

Descriptive case report of a 40-year-old male patient with decreased visual acuity because of subretinal fluid associated with a choroidal nevus, which was treated with focal laser photocoagulation.

Results:

Treatment with focal laser photocoagulation to the surface of the choroidal nevus resulted in the resolution of subretinal fluid by 6 weeks. The therapeutic effect remained after 1 year of follow-up with continued improvement in vision and with no growth of the lesion.

Conclusion:

Laser photocoagulation can be an effective treatment for symptomatic subretinal fluid associated with a choroidal nevus. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence, and fundus photography can be helpful in monitoring the treatment response.

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