Multiple Myeloma

  • Harvey S. Uy
  • Jorge Lo Yao
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Multiple myeloma is a type of plasma cell neoplasm with frequent ocular involvement and may masquerade as uveitis, corneal, retinal, neuro-ophthalmic, or orbital disease. A high index of suspicion is essential for the early recognition of this condition and prompt treatment.


Multiple Myeloma Vitreous Hemorrhage Hard Exudate Retinal Examination Retinal Vascular Disease 
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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesUniversity of the Philippines; and, Peregrine Eye & Laser InstituteMakatiPhilippines
  2. 2.Emerge LaboratoriesRamseyUSA

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