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June 1971

The Incidence of Ocular Metastatic Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(6):673-675. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050675005

Eyes from 230 patients with autopsy-proven carcinomas originating from various primary sites were subjected to postmortem examination. In 28 cases (12%), metastatic foci were demonstrated histologically. Over one third of the 52 patients with breast carcinoma were found to have ocular metastases. These are higher incidences than have been previously reported in clinical studies. The significance of the high incidence of ocular metastatic carcinoma is discussed.

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