University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

Six years after a diagnosis of breast cancer this patient noted a lesion in her eye that led her to consult her ophthalmologist. The mass seen here was found to be highly reflective and vascular on a standard echography. A chest x-ray revealed a lung lesion that was felt to be a metastatic breast tumor. The patient was started on Tamoxifen and was followed closer to her home.”