Metastatic breast carcinoma presenting as a conjunctival lesion


Dr R Max Conway, Ocular Oncology Unit, c/- Save Sight Institute, GPO Box 4337, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia. Email:


Metastatic carcinoma to the conjunctiva is a rare tumour that reflects advanced disease with a poor prognosis. A case of conjunctival metastatic breast carcinoma is described which developed 9 months after the primary cancer was removed, and led to the detection of diffuse systemic malignancy. The tumour responded to intravenous chemotherapy.