The progression of a monocular nuclear cataract was observed for thirty-two months in an eye which was apparently otherwise normal. Three weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery the patient presented with an apparent detachment of the choroid which enlarged dramatically within a relatively short time and which was further complicated by a retinal detachment. The subsequent development of rubeosis iridis and increased intraocular pressure suggested some other etiology. Ultrasonography revealed a malignant melanoma which was confirmed following enucleation. Transillumination of all suspected postoperative choroidal detachments is recommended with more definitive examination when indicated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1979|
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