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July 1970

A Clinical Study of Choroidal NeviA Follow-Up Report

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(1):29-32. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040031008

Additional follow-up studies on a series of choroidal nevi previously reported showed no transformation to malignant melanoma. This rarity of malignant transformation, coupled with the occasional difficulty of distinguishing clinically between a choroidal nevus and a very early malignant melanoma, and the controversial effectiveness of photocoagulation in the treatment of malignant melanoma, makes necessary the reevaluation of light therapy in the treatment of small malignant melanomas.