A choroidal nevus is a benign “growth” of the retina. It may often be described as a “freckle” and is analogous to a mole on your skin. Choroidal nevi are very common and occur in about 5% of the population. They are normal.
A choroidal nevus; however, must be distinguished from a malignant melanoma.
While both a mole and a nevus are benign, malignant change can occur. The chance of a choroidal nevus becoming malignant (Read more...)