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Posterior scleritis as an intraocular tumour.
  1. P T Finger,
  2. H D Perry,
  3. S Packer,
  4. R A Erdey,
  5. G D Weisman and
  6. P A Sibony
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset, New York 11030.


    Posterior scleritis rarely presents as a large 'intraocular tumour' and continues to be a challenge in diagnosis and management. We present the case of a 66-year-old male with no known rheumatic disease, pain, proptosis, or diplopia, but with progressively decreasing visual acuity and a large, discrete 'subretinal tumour', 15 X 17 mm basal diameter and 8.3 mm apical height. Histologically the tumour was shown to be grossly thickened and necrotic sclera.

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