Abnormal electro-oculograms from eyes with a malignant melanoma of the choroid.

Frank Myers // Kleins Lab // Publications // Feb 01 1981

PubMed ID: 7461932

Author(s): Jones RM, Klein R, De Venecia G, Myers FL. Abnormal electro-oculograms from eyes with a malignant melanoma of the choroid. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1981 Feb;20(2):276-9.

Journal: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Volume 20, Issue 2, Feb 1981

Electro-oculograms (EOGs) were recorded from 14 patients with a malignant melanoma of the choroid, nine of which were histologically verified. Twelve of the 14 eyes (86%) with a malignant melanoma of the choroid had an EOG value that was considered borderline. One eye studied had a normal EOG value and a histologically verified malignant melanoma. EOGs were also recorded from a group of eight patients with a choroidal nervus. Five of these eight eyes had normal EOG values, two eyes had borderline EOG values, and one eye had an abnormal EOG value. The EOG value in eyes with a malignant melanoma of the choroid was inversely related to the size of the melanoma. Abnormal EOG values were obtained, however, from eyes lesions occupying only a few square millimeters.