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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-195

Unusual manifestation of choroidal metastasis as late presentation of treated lung cancer with floaters


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Salisbury District Hospital, SP2 8BJ, Salisbury, UK
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Rotherham District General Hospital, S60 2UD, Rotherham, UK
3 Jiggins Lane Medical Centre, BE32 3LE, Birmingham, UK
4 Medical Doctor, Southampton, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohamed Osman
Department of Ophthalmology, Salisbury District Hospital, 46 English Road, Southampton SO15 8QF
UK
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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.meajo_255_21

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Metastatic tumors to the choroid are the most common intraocular malignancies. Choroidal metastasis from lung cancer is uncommon. Visual affection or other ocular manifestations as the initial clinical presentation of lung cancer primarily are rare. We report a case of a 71-year-old female patient presented with eye floaters in her right eye. Examination of the right eye visual acuity of 20/30 and fundoscopy revealed a pale choroidal mass superior to optic disc. Ocular coherent tomography showed subretinal fluid at the site of choroidal lesion. The patient is currently treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy for secondary metastasizes in liver. In spite of floaters is very common nonserious symptoms in ophthalmology practice, but it should be taken seriously to rule out lifesaving condition.


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