We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Metastasis to the Choroid of the Eye From Carcinoma of the Breast

Arch Surg. 1986;121(8):973. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400080121022.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


To the Editor.—Traditionally, metastatic disease to the eye from any cancer has been thought to be a rare event. Many studies1,2 spanning the past 20 years have found that 10% of patients with systemic breast cancer have choroidal metastatic lesions. These authors have concluded that metastases are the most common malignant tumors of the eye. As the following case report illustrates, recognition of choroidal metastasis is important so that proper therapy can be instituted to preserve vision.

Report of a Case.—A 45-year-old woman was found to have an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast and was treated with right modified radical mastectomy in August 1980. The tumor was pathologically stage I T1, NO, MO, and was estrogen receptor—and progesterone receptor—positive. Results of a funduscopic examination were reported to be normal. Two years later, the patient began to have blurred vision and distortion of the appearance


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.