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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Chorioretinal coloboma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Ed Heffron, Cindy Montague, CRA

Chorioretinal colobomas are caused by failure of the embryonic fissure to close during development. They have a yellow-white appearance, often with hyperpigmented margins. They are most common in the inferonasal quadrant and may be associated with colobomas of the iris and optic nerve. The below photographs show chorioretinal colobomas from two different patients.

Chorioretinal Coloboma

photo above by Ed Heffron

Chorioretinal Coloboma

photo above by Cindy Montague

Read the related case report Retinochoroidal coloboma: 54-year-old female with blurred vision for more information on chorioretinal colobomas.

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last updated: 02/23/2015
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