ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Volume : 6 Issue : 2 Year : 2021

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Beyoglu Eye Journal Bilateral Paraneoplastic Vitritis: A Case Report [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(2): 140-144 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2021.04706

Bilateral Paraneoplastic Vitritis: A Case Report

Ezgi Karataş Yiğitaslan1, Eyüp Sabri Uçan2, Nurullah Akkoç3, Ali Osman Saatci1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Rheumatology,Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

This report describes the case of a patient who presented with bilateral vitritis that led to a diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). A 70 year-old man was examined due to bilateral gradual visual deterioration. Symmetrical vitritis was observed in both eyes with no evidence of other fundus pathology. The opthalmological diagnosis was bilateral paraneoplastic vitritis. The patient was an active smoker and had a short history of weight loss. A systemic evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of SCLC. The appropriate cancer treatment was provided, as well as a short-term oral steroid. The vitritis responded well to steroid treatment. Ocular manifestations can be an early sign of malignancy, and ophthalmologists should be aware of this possibility.

Keywords: Paraneoplastic syndrome, small-cell lung cancer, uveitis, vitritis

Ezgi Karataş Yiğitaslan, Eyüp Sabri Uçan, Nurullah Akkoç, Ali Osman Saatci. Bilateral Paraneoplastic Vitritis: A Case Report. Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(2): 140-144

Corresponding Author: Ezgi Karataş Yiğitaslan, Türkiye
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