[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
April 1982

Bilateral Retinal Metastases From Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(4):605-607. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030607013

• To our knowledge, only nine cases of retinal metastases from a primary cutaneous melanoma have been reported in the literature. A 44-year-old man had bilateral retinal metastases and choroidal metastasis documented clinically with color photography and fluorescein angiography. When ocular metastases occur, they usually are preceded by a known diagnosis of the skin lesion, usually of the superficial spreading type, with dermal invasion and widespread visceral and CNS involvement.