Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Choroidal Metastasis as the First Sign of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

Priyanka Singh, Aastha Gandhi, Smriti Dabas, L. Sarkar
Department of Ophthalmology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Aastha Gandhi MBBS, MS (3rd year)
Department of Ophthalmology
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College andSafdarjung Hospital
New Delhi - 110029, India
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Received: 29-DEC-2018 Accepted: 10-FEB-2019 Published Online: 05-MAY-2019

Metastatic tumours of uvea are intra-ocular malignancies in adults, and the choroid is by far the most common site for intra-ocular malignancies. The incidence of ocular metastases from lung cancer is reported to be 2-7%. Loss of visual acuity as a primary symptom in lung cancer is very rare. We present a non-interventional case report of a 45 year old male patient having extensive choroidal metastasis with retinal detachment who was diagnosed as having squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. This case report highlights the importance of subjecting a patient with choroidal metastasis without a known primary to systemic investigations as well as imaging.

Keywords :Choridal metastasis, Lung carcinoma