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I have a question about a choroidal lesion. It meets most of

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I have a question about a choroidal lesion. It meets most of the criteria for a nevus: brown, round, small diameter; however its depth is 2.5 cm and there is some fluid. The doctor said it was in a "grey area" of labeling it. I could do a watch and wait or a radiation disc (I think it was called) that would be in for 5 days. Because I don't have a watch and wait personality, I opted for the disc. He said he expects a 98% success rate. I am so scared I can't sleep at night. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

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I am a retina specialist.

2.5 ( I'm sure it was mm) is pretty thick...

Do you have any pictures, or your A scan data?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant mm
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

If you have seen a retina specialist who does radioactive plaque placement and she recommends treatment then, by all means, that is what you should do.

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Dr. Rick MD FACS