Journal of Ophthalmology / 2019 / Article / Fig 5

Clinical Study

Focal Choroidal Elevations: Localized Pigment Epithelial Contour Alterations due to Isolated Choroidal Vessels

Figure 5

Imaging characteristics of a focal choroidal elevation in a patient with pathologic myopia. (a) Scanning laser ophthalmoscopic image; green arrow corresponds to SD-OCT in (b) demonstrating a focal choroidal elevation in an overall thin choroid (mean macular choroidal thickness = 24 μm). (c) Color fundus photograph reveals dusky red-colored lesion that resembles a pigment epithelial detachment on ophthalmoscopy corresponding to the FCEs in (b). (d) Laminar phase fluorescein angiogram reveals a complete fill of this choroidal vessel which appeared to originate from the location of the FCEs, indicating its probable direct continuation from a short posterior ciliary artery.

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