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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 292981, 3 pages
Case Report

Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Choroidal Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan

Received 6 March 2013; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editors: H. Y. Chen and C.-Y. Cheng

Copyright © 2013 Shinji Makino and Hironobu Tampo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) examined by infrared fundus autofluorescence (IR-FAF) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to characterize the associated choroidal abnormalities. The conventional ophthalmoscopic findings were unremarkable. However, IR-FAF revealed multiple bright patchy lesions in the choroid of the posterior pole, in both eyes. OCT demonstrated irregular hyperreflectivity at the sites of these lesions. Patients with NF1 may have typical choroidal lesions that are visible on IR-FAF, which can be confirmed through OCT.