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July 1985

Intraocular Metastases From Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (Drs de Bustros, Augsburger, Shields, and Shakin), and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Dr Pryor). Dr de Bustros is a Fellow for Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(7):937-940. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050070063031

• We present a consecutive series of ten patients (12 eyes) with symptomatic intraocular metastases from primary cutaneous malignant melanoma, with emphasis on the variation in clinical features and extent of intraocular involvement. An investigation of each patient's history and the presence of other concurrent metastatic foci help to establish the diagnosis. Palliative radiation therapy may help to control the intraocular metastatic foci and limit the visual loss.

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