Bilateral focal choroidal excavations in a patient with Stargardt disease and ocular toxoplasmosis. European journal of ophthalmology Ji, M. H., Jabbehdari, S., Callaway, N. F., Moshfeghi, D. M. 2020: 1120672120932092


INTRODUCTION: Focal choroidal excavation (FCE) is a concavity of the choroid detected on optical coherence tomography (OCT). It is usually idiopathic and the affected eyes are otherwise healthy with near-normal overlying retinal architecture and good visual acuity.PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral conforming FCE in the setting of Stargardt disease and inactive ocular toxoplasmosis.CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old man with known history of Stargardt disease, healed toxoplasmosis, and high myopia presented to our ophthalmology department for follow-up examination and was found with bilateral FCEs not present in any of his previous examinations.CONCLUSION: FCEs have been reported in the literature in otherwise healthy eyes as well as a broad spectrum of ocular diseases. The case herein reported Stargardt disease, toxoplasmosis, and high myopia all could potentially contribute to the pathogenesis of these findings. Further studies are needed to define etiologies as well as clinical significance and course of FCEs.

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