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Eye (Lond). 2013 Feb;27(2):224-9. doi: 10.1038/eye.2012.267. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Pitfalls in colour photography of choroidal tumours.

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Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. ann.schalenbourg@fa2.ch

Abstract

Colour imaging of fundus tumours has been transformed by the development of digital and confocal scanning laser photography. These advances provide numerous benefits, such as panoramic images, increased contrast, non-contact wide-angle imaging, non-mydriatic photography, and simultaneous angiography. False tumour colour representation can, however, cause serious diagnostic errors. Large choroidal tumours can be totally invisible on angiography. Pseudogrowth can occur because of artefacts caused by different methods of fundus illumination, movement of reference blood vessels, and flattening of Bruch's membrane and sclera when tumour regression occurs. Awareness of these pitfalls should prevent the clinician from misdiagnosing tumours and wrongfully concluding that a tumour has grown.

PMID:
23238442
PMCID:
PMC3574260
DOI:
10.1038/eye.2012.267
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