To the Editor.
—Drs El Baba and Blumenkranz,1 in the March 1986 issue of the Archives, presented a well-documented clinicopathologic report supporting the association between trauma and ocular melanoma.I have also observed a case of a seeing eye with a choroidal malignant melanoma, which appeared at the site of an intraocular foreign body removed 30 years previously. The case is presented herein.
Report of a Case.
—A 63-year-old toolmaker presented to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, in August 1983 complaining of a foreign-body sensation and blurred vision in the left eye. He had a history of an intraocular foreign body removed from the left eye 30 years previously.On examination, his best-corrected visual acuity in the left eye was 20/40. Fundus examination revealed a solid choroidal mass (15-mm diameter × 10-mm height) in the upper nasal quadrant and an inferior shallow retinal detachment.The patient
Vicary D. Malignant Melanoma at the Site of Penetrating Ocular Trauma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1130. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200036030