The Retina Reference

Choroidal Osteoma - Growth

Choroidal osteomas can grow, often without symptoms. In the case shown in the photograph, an asymptomatic, multicentric choroidal osteoma has grown over a seven year period in an asymptomatic female. The borders of the peripapillary osteoma in 2012 are indicated by the yellow arrows, as are the borders of the temporal osteoma by the green arrows. The analogous arrows in the 2005 picture show how much the osteoma has grown in the seven years. The patient had multicentric choroidal osteoma in the fellow eye too. This girl's sister also had bilateral choroidal osteomas. Rarely familial osteomas have been reported, as in this case.