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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 1368581, 4 pages
Case Report

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Two Choroidal Nevi Variants

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Naples, FL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Victor M. Villegas; ude.imaim.dem@sagelliv.v

Received 20 July 2017; Accepted 24 August 2017; Published 9 October 2017

Academic Editor: Alexander A. Bialasiewicz

Copyright © 2017 Victor M. Villegas et al. 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.


Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) is a recently established noninvasive technology for evaluation of the retinal and choroidal vasculature. The literature regarding the findings in choroidal nevi is scarce. We report the OCT-A findings associated with two different variants. Subject one had decreased vascular flow signal in the choroidal, choriocapillaris, deep retinal, and superficial retinal layers. Subject two had decreased vascular flow signal in the choroidal, choriocapillaris, and deep retinal layers with a normal vascular flow signal in the superficial retinal layer. To our knowledge, these patterns of decreased vascular flow signals have not been previously reported using OCT-A. This may be due to blockage from the choroidal nevus, true diminished blood flow (ischemia), or other factors.