OCULAR METASTASES FROM BREAST CARCINOMA - A CASE REPORT

Kalpana Bothale, Sadhana Mahore, D.A. Kose

Abstract


We report a case of multiple ocular metastases in a 53 year old female who presented with painful blind eye, retinal detachment and secondary glaucoma. Ophthalmic examination of right eye showed retinal detachment and nonpigmented mass lesion on posterior pole. Microscopic examination revealed multiple metastatic deposits in choroid,optic nerve, sclera and episceral region. Metastasis to optic nerve is relatively rare.The interval from treatment of breast carcinoma to the onset of ocular symptoms was 10 years, which is also unusual.
Key words : Optic nerve metastasis, episcleral metastasis, choroidal metastasis, and breast carcinoma.
 

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