Metastatic carcinoma of the iris.
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.
Freeman, TR; Friedman, AH
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