Black hypopyon: report of two cases.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Jan 01 1975

PubMed ID: 1078953

Author(s): Albert DM, Lahav M, Troczynski E, Bahr R. Black hypopyon: report of two cases. Albrecht Von Graefes Arch Klin Exp Ophthalmol. 1975;193(1):81-94. PMID 1078953

Journal: Albrecht Von Graefes Archiv Fur Klinische Und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie. Albrecht Von Graefe’s Archive For Clinical And Experimental Ophthalmology, Volume 193, Issue 1, 1975

Two patients are described in whom black hypopyon and black keratic precipitates occurred as a result of intraocular melanoma. In one instance the hypopyon was due to a clinically unsuspected primary choroidal melanoma in an eye with opaque media; in the second case the tumor was metastatic to the uvea froma cutaneous melanoma. Histological examination showed the hypopyon to be composed of pigment-laden macrophages and neoplastic melanoma cells.