Carcinomatous optic neuropathy

J Ark Med Soc. 2004 Mar;100(9):298-9.


A man with advanced malignant disease presented complaining of vision changes in the left eye. Examination revealed an afferent pupillary defect and visual field defect in that eye. Imaging indicated carcinomatous disease of the left optic nerve, and a diagnosis of carcinomatous optic neuropathy was made.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Optic Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Optic Nerve Neoplasms / physiopathology
  • Optic Nerve Neoplasms / secondary*