Cite this page: Pernick N. Globe: metastases to globe. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeglobemetastases.html. Accessed August 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
- Metastatic carcinoma common but asymptomatic (breast, lung, GI tract)
- Also metastatic melanoma or sarcoma; rarely carcinoid (Hum Pathol 1982;13:459)
- Most common site is posterior choroid which is diffusely thickened on both sides of optic nerve
- Metastases to eye often suggests extremely short survival and treatment is usually palliative radiation therapy