Nodular Posterior Scleritis Masquerading as Amelanotic Choroidal Melanoma

Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v38i4.1392


  • Asima Rafique Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Muhammad Shaheer Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Muhammad Suhail Sarwar Mayo Hospital, Lahore



We report a patient of choroidal mass, masquerading as amelanotic choroidal melanoma. A 48 years old male presented in outpatient department (OPD) with painless decrease in vision of left eye. Fundus examination revealed a two disc diameter, non-pigmented, sub-retinal lesion with approximately 3mm basal diameter, superior to the disc with no choroidal folds, retinal detachment or pigmentation over the lesion. B scan revealed a small nodular thickening superior to the optic nerve head with moderate to low internal reflectively and no choroidal excavation. Swept-Source optical coherence tomography (SS OCT) showed massive elevation of retina due to underlying scleral thickening. He was diagnosed as nodular posterior scleritis (NPS). The lesion regressed completely after treatment with topical and systemic Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Despite its low prevalence, NPS should be kept in differential diagnosis of an amelanotic choroidal mass.




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Rafique A, Shaheer M, Sarwar MS. Nodular Posterior Scleritis Masquerading as Amelanotic Choroidal Melanoma: Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v38i4.1392. pak J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];38(4). Available from:



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