Choroidal Nevus

  • Carol L. Shields
  • Jerry A. Shields
Part of the Retina Atlas book series (RA)


Choroidal nevus is the most common benign intraocular tumor, found predominantly in Caucasian patients (Chien et al. 2017; Shields and Shields 2015; Kaliki and Shields 2015). This tumor is generally asymptomatic but can carry risk for visual acuity loss, especially if located near the foveola, and risk for transformation into malignant melanoma. Several features allow clinical identification of choroidal nevus and differentiation from melanoma.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol L. Shields
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jerry A. Shields
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ocular Oncology ServiceWills Eye HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyThomas Jefferson UnversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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