Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment secondary to isolated retinal metastasis from small cell lung carcinoma: An uncommon complication

Ucgul A. Y., ÖZDEK Ş., Hasanreisoglu M., Aydin K., ATALAY H. T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.31, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1120672120902022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Lung cancer, retinal metastasis, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To report a case of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with isolated retinal metastasis from lung carcinoma. Methods: Multimodal imaging, including wide-field retinal imaging, ultrasonic imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. Results: Systemic chemotherapy and cranial prophylactic radiotherapy resulted in shrinkage of these lesions and retinal breaks making them much smaller and preventing progression of retinal detachment transiently. Conclusion: This is the first reported case of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment secondary to retinal metastasis from a lung cancer.