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    Choroidal Nevus: When to Suspect Melanoma

    1-Minute Video
    Ocular Pathology/Oncology, Retina/Vitreous, Tumors , Vitreous & Retina

    In this 1-minute video, Dr. Carol Shields offers pearls on managing choroidal nevus, a common condition that is estimated to affect between 5% to 20% of U.S. adults. Though often benign, the lesions can cause long-term vision loss and choroidal neovascularization. Rarely, choroidal nevi can grow into melanoma. Dr. Shields discusses risk factors for developing melanoma, which includes thickness over 2 mm, fluid, orange pigment, margins near the disc and the presence of 3 or more lesions.

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