J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2006 Oct;47(10):1703-1707.

A Case of Iris Metastasis from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gyeongsang National University, College of Medicine, Chinju, Korea. sjk@nongae.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: Metastatic carcinoma of the eye is a common sequela of widespread dissemination of malignancy. Metastasis to the iris is less frequent than that of the cilliary body and choroid. We report a case of iris metastasis in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer.
METHODS
57-Year-Old man was seen in the department of ophthalmology because of blurred vision in his right eye for seven days. The patient had a metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer in the brain. Trabeculectomy and iridectomy were performed due to secondary glaucoma.
RESULTS
The case was diagnosed as iris metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer by the clinical and histopathologic findings.

Keyword

Iris matastasis; Non-small cell lung cancer; Secondary glaucoma
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