Chemotherapy for treatment of choroidal metastases from breast carcinoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 Jan;93(1):102-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(82)90707-3.


Of 15 patients with choroidal metastases from breast carcinoma, eight were treated with radiation therapy and six with chemotherapy. One patient received both. Although five of the six patients receiving chemotherapy died after an average follow-up period of 12 months, these patients generally had more widespread disease and a worse prognosis originally. Chemotherapy proved to be as effective as radiation therapy for this tumor.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Breast Neoplasms / mortality
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Choroid Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Choroid Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Choroid Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Eye Diseases / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged


  • Antineoplastic Agents