Metastatic carcinoma of the eye involving the retina alone is an extremely rare lesion; only two reports of previous cases have been found in a review of the literature. The first report was that by Arisawa1 in 1914. However, Smoleroff and Agatston3 reviewed this case, which was in Sattler's2 textbook, and concluded that the tumor involved the optic disc as well as the retina. In their article they reported a case of secondary carcinoma limited only to the retina. Our report is of a secondary carcinoma of the macula of the right eye, the primary site of the tumor being the rectosigmoid.
Report of Case
A 51-year-old white man was first seen by one of us (W. D. R.) on Jan. 30, 1956. because of blurred vision of one month's duration in the right eye. The corrected vision in the right eye was limited to counting fingers
KENNEDY RJ, RUMMEL WD, McCARTHY JL, HAZARD JB. Metastatic Carcinoma of the RetinaReport of a Case and the Pathologic Findings. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(1):12-18. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080026003