Choroidal Nevus

What is a choroidal nevus?

A nevus is a benign growth on the conjunctiva (surface of the eye), the iris (the colored part of the eye) or the choroid (the back of the eye). It is similar to a freckle on the skin. Rarely does it change or grow.

What will I notice?

With a choroidal nevus you usually have no symptoms. It is not visible to the naked eye and it will usually not affect your vision.

How is the condition diagnosed?

Your doctor will examine the retina and will probably do additional testing to include a photograph of the nevus.

What is my prognosis?

The prognosis for visual acuity is generally good, Rarely, does the lesion show an growth.

What is the treatment?

A choroidal nevus does not usually require treatment.

What is the treatment?

A nevus is usually harmless, but it is important to monitor it for changes. This can be done with photographs and ultrasound. Your doctor will monitor the size, shape and elevation. Growth of a nevus can indicate that the lesion has become malignant and may need further work up and treatment.

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