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May 1987

Iris Metastasis From Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix

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Niigata, Japan

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(5):618. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060050036025

To the Editor.  —Metastatic tumor of the eye is a common sequela of widespread dissemination of malignant cells. The iris is, however, a less common site of uveal involvement. We present herein a very rare case of iris metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix.

Report of a Case.  —A 54-year-old woman who came to us in July 1982 had a history of decreased vision, pain, and conjunctival hyperemia of the right eye. Six months earlier, the patient had been diagnosed as having squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Multiple lung metastases were also found three months previously. She had undergone both systemic chemotherapy (cisplatin, vinblastine, bleomycin) and irradiation, and these treatments were thought to be effective. On admission, corrected visual acuity was 20/100 OD and 20/20 OS; the intraocular pressure was 14 and 17 mm Hg in the right and left eyes, respectively. Examination of the

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