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Laura Natalia Distefano, Miguel A Zapata, Mahmoud Leila, Teresa Teixido, Anna Salas Torras, Jaume Rigo, Jose Garcia-Arumi; Autofluorescence and Red Reflectance Imaging of Choroidal Nevus Using Ultra-Wide-Field Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):5870.
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To evaluate the advantages of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and red reflectance (RR) in ultra-wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscope images of choroidal nevi.
Retrospective review of color, FAF and RR retinographies of 46 choroidal nevi.
FAF was able to detect surface changes, but failed to detect the nevus outlines accurately. RR was superior to color fundus and FAF in delineating nevus boundaries and surface changes. In contrast, areas of RPE atrophy were more clearly delineated with FAF rather than with RR.
RR ultra-wide-field imaging seem to be more sensitive than color funds and FAF in delineating nevus boundaries and surface changes in choroidal nevi. On the other hand, FAF demarcates areas of RPE atrophy more accurately than RR and color fundus. RR and FAF should be considered useful complementary tools in the follow up of choroidal nevi.
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