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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1347

Bilateral focal choroidal excavation in high myopia


Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication22-Jul-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3_19

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Kumar V, Padhy SK, Bhai T N, Azad SV. Bilateral focal choroidal excavation in high myopia. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1347

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Kumar V, Padhy SK, Bhai T N, Azad SV. Bilateral focal choroidal excavation in high myopia. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 16];67:1347. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/8/1347/263142



A 49-year-old male with high myopia (−7D in OD and − 8D in OS) had localized hypopigmented area in OU [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b, arrow], which were seen as conforming focal choroidal excavation (FCE) on optical coherence tomography [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d. FCE, a recently described entity, is diagnosed on optical coherence tomography as one or more areas of focal depressions in the choroid in the absence of posterior staphyloma or scleral ectasia.[1] Recent studies have labeled it as a manifestation of pachychoroid spectrum[2] though it has been described in the setting of high myopia (where choroid is thin) as well.[3],[4] This report highlights that better knowledge of this entity may result in its more frequent recognition.
Figure 1: Color fundus photograph of right and left eyes (a and b) showing tilted disc, temporal peripapillary atrophy, and hypopigmented lesion near the fovea (block arrows). Line arrows present direction of OCT scans. SSOCT through the hypopigmented lesions of right and left eyes (c and d) showing conforming focal choroidal excavation with localized thinning of choroid

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Jampol LM, Shankle R, Schroeder R, Tornambe P, Spaide RF, Hee MR. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina 2006;26:1072-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Chung H, Byeon SH, Freund KB. Focal choroidal excavation and its association with pachychoroid spectrum disorders: A review of the literature and multimodal imaging findings. Retina 2017;37:199-221.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Margolis R, Mukkamala SK, Jampol LM, Spaide RF, Ober MD, Sorenson JA, et al. The expanded spectrum of focal choroidal excavation. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:1320-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Fayyad OF, Al-Hashimi MR, Fayyad FT. A case of full-thickness macular hole in eye with focal choroidal excavation. Retin Cases Brief Rep 2018;12:291-3.  Back to cited text no. 4
    


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