choroidal osteoma


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choroidal osteoma

A rare, benign tumor of the eye, composed of calcified bone. On examination of the retina, it appears as an orange-yellow lesion usually located near the optic disc, often bilaterally. It is most often identified in young women. The tumor frequently compromises visual acuity. It can be treated with laser photocoagulation.
See also: osteoma
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In conclusion, although intravitreal ranibizumab injection is highly beneficial in the treatment of CNV secondary to choroidal osteoma in terms of visual acuity and anatomic recovery, recurrence may be observed, as our case also shows.
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