RESEARCH ARTICLE


Transient Cystoid Macular Oedema in Multiple Choroidal Naevi



Kimia Ziahosseini* , Ahmed Kamal
Department of Ophthalmology, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, Longmoor Lane, L9 7AL, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Ophthalmology, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, Longmoor Lane, L9 7AL, UK; Tel: 0151 529 0146; Fax: 0151 529 0139; E-mail: kim.z@doctors.org.uk


Abstract

Choroidal Naevi are generally thought to be trivial. However, sometimes they cause visual loss, visual filed defect and rarely transform into malignant melanoma. We report the first case of unilateral numerous choroidal naevi in a healthy female associated with transient cystoid macular oedema and postulate about its pathogenesis.

Keywords: Choroidal naevus, macular oedema, cystoid macular oedema.