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March 1996

Chondrosarcoma Metastatic to the Eye

Author Affiliations

Seattle, Wash
Fairbanks, Alaska

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(3):349-351. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130345025

Although metastatic carcinoma is now generally considered the most common ocular malignant neoplasm, metastatic sarcoma involving the eye is extremely rare.1 We report a case of chondrosarcoma metastatic to the eye with histopathologic correlation.

Report of a Case.  A 49-year-old white man was seen in April 1994 complaining of a 3-day history of loss of vision and mild pain in the left eye. Ocular examination revealed a visual acuity of counting fingers at 30 cm, an intraocular pressure of 25 mm Hg, and a mass partially filling the anterior chamber of the left eye (Figure 1). The mass appeared to extend posteriorly with detachment of the retina. The right eye was normal. Four days later the patient returned with severe pain in the left eye and an intraocular pressure of 80 mm Hg. The mass now completely filled the anterior chamber. Because of pain, the patient chose to have the

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