Uveal melanoma presenting after cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Jun 01 1985

PubMed ID: 3897937

Author(s): Chess J, Henkind P, Albert DM, Gragoudas ES, Reidel K, Weiss J, McMahon M, Abramson D. Uveal melanoma presenting after cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. Ophthalmology. 1985 Jun;92(6):827-30. PMID 3897937

Journal: Ophthalmology, Volume 92, Issue 6, Jun 1985

Four patients underwent cataract extraction with implantation of intraocular lenses. Preoperative ultrasonography did not include a comprehensive diagnostic B-scan analysis. Postoperative examination revealed uveal melanomas. The clinical presentations as well as the histopathologic findings of the two enucleated eyes are discussed. These cases emphasize the necessity for B-scan ultrasonography prior to cataract surgery when media opacity prevents adequate visualization of the fundus.