The Retina Reference

Choroidal Osteoma - Spontaneous Resorption

Choroidal osteomas occasionally undergo spontaneous resorption for unknown reasons. In the case shown here, an 11 year old girl had a choroidal osteoma in her right eye resorb over a 9 year follow-up. She had bilateral choroidal osteomas. The same thing happened to the choroidal osteoma in her fellow eye. The fact that both eyes experienced concomitant resorption suggests that the outcome was related to systemic factors in some way. It is possible that the hormonal changes associated with puberty triggered the process.