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Uveal metastasis

This is a malignant tumour spreading via the blood circulation to the eye from a cancer in another part of the body, such breast or lung.

 

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This photograph of the back of the left eye shows a yellow-white choroidal metastasis from breast. The tumour grew quickly but responded well to external beam radiotherapy, with improvement in vision.

This tumour is usually yellow or white. It grows rapidly and leaks large amounts of fluid to cause progressive loss of vision.

 

Treatment

Metastasis usually responds to a small dose of external beam radiotherapy, with improvement in vision.

 

Another possible treatment is photodynamic therapy, which has yet to be evaluated fully.