Large choroidal melanoma diagnosed after cataract surgery

International Ophthalmology, 05/24/2012

The authors report two cases where large choroidal melanomas were diagnosed after cataract surgery and/or Nd:Yag laser capsulotomy. These cases show that preoperative evaluation of the posterior segment prior to cataract surgery or other therapeutic interventions is essential in order to identify any pathology. In case of a dense cataract, additional imaging such as ultrasound sonography is recommended in order to exclude intraocular lesions and to visualize the optic disc in suspected glaucoma.

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