March 2020 Image of the Month

Image of the Month, a recurring feature in Retinal Physician since 2006, spotlights diagnostic images captured by industry practitioners using innovative technology and diagnostic instruments.

Melanotic Choroidal Nevus


Images Courtesy of Ranjit Dhaliwal, MD, FRCSC, FACS, The Retina Eye Center, Augusta, GA


69 year old male with a suspicious extramacular melanotic choroidal nevus measuring 1.65mm thick, overlying RPE atrophy, subretinal fluid and 20/20 vision. No growth demonstrated over 2 years of follow up and no response to anti-VEGF therapy. 9 mm vertical Topcon Triton Swept-Source OCT B-scan (Figure D) penetrates the full thickness of the nevus. Spaide Fundus Autofluorescence imaging (Figure A) helps demarcate the nevus and areas of subretinal fluid as also revealed on OCT. Stable clinical picture.


Melanotic Choroidal Nevus


A. Spaide Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) Image
B. Color Fundus Image
C. Red-free Image
D. High Resolution 9mm Swept Source OCT B-scan

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