Metastatic calcification of the choroid in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism

Retina. 1982;2(2):76-9. doi: 10.1097/00006982-198200220-00003.


This case report documents for the first time the funduscopic appearance and the fluorescein angiographic and ultrasonographic findings of what probably represents sclerouveal metastatic calcification in a patient with a past history of hyperparathyroidism. Fluorescein angiography revealed window defects centrally and mild staining of the more prominent periphery of the lesions. B-scan ultrasonography revealed marked sonoreflectivity characteristic of calcium.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Calcinosis / complications*
  • Calcinosis / diagnosis
  • Choroid*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism / complications*
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uveal Diseases / complications
  • Uveal Diseases / diagnosis