Cite this page: Jain D. General: autopsy findings. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeautopsyfindings.html. Accessed June 7th, 2020.
Definition / general
- Most common findings are diabetic retinopathy (14%), age related macular degeneration (5%), melanoma of uvea or choroid, metastatic carcinoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125:1193)
- Rare findings are retinitis pigmentosa, infection or optic atrophy after ophthalmologic surgery, multiple sclerosis, neuronal storage disorders, vasculitis, complications of hypertension
- May be useful for forensic cases (Leg Med (Tokyo) 2003;5:S288, Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2007;28:323)