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Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2014 Jul;89(7):290-2. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2012.12.016. Epub 2013 Apr 3.

[Sclerochoroidal calcification associated with hypovitaminosis D].

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  • 1Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital el Bierzo, Ponferrada, León, España. Electronic address: sffera@hotmail.com.
  • 2Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital el Bierzo, Ponferrada, León, España.
  • 3Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos, Madrid, España.



A 69 year-old woman was referred for a routine visit, during which funduscopy revealed white-yellow subretinal lesions in the superotemporal mid-periphery of both eyes. A and B scan ultrasound showed hyperechogenic lesions located at scleral and choroidal level. Computed tomography revealed posterolateral sclerochoroidal calcifications. Metabolic studies showed a severe vitamin D deficiency with no other remarkable findings.


Sclerochoroidal calcifications are an infrequent finding that occur as a result of calcium deposit at scleral and choroidal level. They have a characteristic clinical picture and are idiopathic in most cases, but may be associated with some systemic diseases, such as calcium and phosphorous metabolic disorders; this fact warrants a thorough metabolic study. We report a case of bilateral sclerochoroidal calcifications associated with severe vitamin D deficiency with no other significant metabolic findings.

Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.


Calcificación esclerocoroidea; Calcium metabolism; Deficiencia de Vitamina D; Estudio metabólico; Hipovitaminosis D; Hypovitaminosis D; Metabolic study; Metabolismo del calcio; Sclerochoroidal calcifications; Vitamin D deficiency

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