Natural course of symptomatic focal choroidal excavation

Luisa Pierro, Giuseppe Casalino, Ugo Introini, Marco Gagliardi, Jessica Sergenti, Maria Lucia Cascavilla, Francesco Bandello

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A 32-year-old man was referred to the authors' department for nonspecified macular dystrophy with persistent metamorphopsia in the right eye diagnosed 10 years before and followed using optical coherence tomography. The patient underwent a comprehensive ocular examination, including multimodal imaging evaluation and electrofunctional testing. The diagnosis was consistent with nonconforming focal choroid excavation. Over 10 years, no complications occurred, visual acuity was stable, and optical coherence tomography showed no progression of the lesion during follow-up. In this case, nonconforming symptomatic focal choroid excavation was a nonprogressive condition with good long-term visual outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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