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Bilateral benign isolated choroidal melanocytosis

Published:March 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2022.02.005
      Isolated choroidal melanocytosis is a congenital, typically unilateral melanocytic hyperpigmentation involving the choroid without any other features of ocular melanocytosis. It is a distinct clinical diagnosis that must be distinguished from an expansive list of choroidal pigmentary disorders. We present the rare case of bilateral isolated choroidal melanocytosis in a 40-year-old female of Asian heritage. The patient had no systemic illnesses or systemic symptoms and no dermatologic findings. On dilated fundus examination, she was found to have extensive bilateral choroidal melanosis. Isolated choroidal melanocytosis is thought to predispose individuals to the development of choroidal melanoma and therefore requires lifelong follow-up.
      • Augsburger JJ
      • Brooks CC
      • Correa ZM.
      Isolated choroidal melanocytosis: clinical update on 37 cases.
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        • Augsburger JJ
        • Brooks CC
        • Correa ZM.
        Isolated choroidal melanocytosis: clinical update on 37 cases.
        Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020; 258: 2819-2829