Oncologic Emergencies in Ophthalmology

  • Jeremy Chess
  • Quintus Chess


The determination of an emergency condition may depend on the patient’s complaint or the clinician’s findings. Most presentations that require rapid assessment and consultation will be all too apparent because pain, visual loss, proptosis, or an unsightly growth has occurred. However, other equally urgent situations may not be as obvious to either the patient or the clinician. Thus, the diagnosis of a malignancy can be delayed. The informed clinician must be aware of the range of neoplastic disorders that require urgent consultation.


Optic Neuritis Fibrous Dysplasia Uveal Melanoma Pituitary Apoplexy Nodular Fasciitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Chess
    • 1
  • Quintus Chess
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.North Shore HospitalManhassetUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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