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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1979-1981

Necrotic choroidal melanoma masquerading as scleritis

Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Dr. Christine A Putri
Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield - S10 2JF, South Yorkshire

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_271_20

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We report a case of a patient who presented with symptoms of acute onset scleritis in the left eye but was found to have an underlying necrotic choroidal melanoma. Asymptomatic choroidal melanoma can undergo spontaneous necrosis and manifest as severe scleritis and should be considered as an important differential.

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