Bilateral naevus of Ota with choroidal melanoma and diffuse retinal pigmentation in a dark skinned person.

@article{Sharan2005BilateralNO,
  title={Bilateral naevus of Ota with choroidal melanoma and diffuse retinal pigmentation in a dark skinned person.},
  author={Sapna Sharan and John R Grigg and Frank A. Billson},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={1529}
}
Naevus of Ota (naevus fusculocoeruleus ophthalmomaxillaris) was described by the Japanese dermatologist, Ota, in 1939 as a dermal melanocytic hamartoma that presents as bluish hyperpigmentation along the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular branches of the trigeminal nerve. It is bilateral in less than 5% cases, occurring frequently in Orientals (0.2%–1%) and darker races and rarely in white people (0.04%). Open angle glaucomas and choroidal melanoma are the rare ocular involvements. Ota’s… CONTINUE READING

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