ocular metastasis

Ocular metastases, also termed uveal metastases, account for over 80% of all ocular pathology, and need to be distinguished from extraocular metastasis, which are a quite different group of tumors.

This article will discuss metastatic lesions affecting the orbits. For other intracranial metastatic locations, please refer to the main article on intracranial metastases.


They are almost universally non-calcified masses within the orbit and (as the name would suggest) within the uveal layer.

The common primary sites that result in ocular metastases are:

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