Choroidal Metastasis

  • Sarakshi Mahajan
  • Vishali Gupta
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It is important to have a high index of suspicion for choroidal metastases as this may be first manifestation of systemic malignancy. Thus, the timely diagnosis of primary malignancy may help in preventing the systemic mortality. The diagnosis of uveal metastasis is mainly clinical, supported with various imaging modalities such as ultrasound B scan and other ancillary investigations including fluorescein angiography. Rarely, fine needle aspiration maybe required to confirm the diagnosis. Choroidal metastases may also present in patients with known systemic disease. Supplemental local therapy may be required to treat such cases.


Intravitreal Bevacizumab Bevacizumab Injection Optic Disc Edema Exudative Retinal Detachment Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Shields CL, Shields JA, Gross N, et al. Survey of 520 eyes with uveal metastases. Ophthalmology. 1997;104:1265–76.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Eye CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

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