Metastatic carcinoma of the iris.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of three women and one man with metastatic carcinoma of the iris, the average age of the four was 50.2 years. Two of the tumors originated in the breast and two in the lungs. The average survival from time of diagnosis of the iris lesion was less than six months. Each patient presented with characteristic grayish-white translucent nodules on the iris or in the anterior chamber angle. The patients displayed other features of iris metastases such as secondary glaucoma, rubeosis iridis, iris atrophy, anterior uveitis, hypopyon, and hyphema. As an aid in the clinical evaluation, anterior segment fluorescein angiography was performed, revealing vascular details not seen clinically. Leakage of dye was a constant feature of the angiogram.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freeman, TR; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • November 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 947 - 952

PubMed ID

  • 1190288

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(75)90294-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States