Choroidal Nevi in a White Population

Peter Sumich
1998 Archives of Ophthalmology  
Objective: To determine the prevalence, morphologic characteristics, associations, and frequency of features reported to predict growth of choroidal nevi in a large population-based sample. Methods: A total of 3654 subjects aged 49 to 97 years participating in the Blue Mountains Eye Study had a detailed eye examination, including photography of 6 standard retinal fields. Nevi were graded from photographs. Results: Nevi were present in 6.5% of the population (n = 232), and were distributed
more » ... e distributed equally between eyes. There was a slight decrease in nevus prevalence with increasing age. Nevus prevalence was higher in women than men, but this difference was not statistically significant. The mean nevus diameter was 1.25 mm (SD, 0.72 mm; range, 0.5 to Ͼ4.5 mm). Eighty-seven percent of nevi were blue gray
doi:10.1001/archopht.116.5.645 pmid:9596501 fatcat:qmwf3p44bffk7m3ehhlka7nshq