Metastatic breast cancer presenting as an orbital mass (C-100455)

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19 April 2021
Volume 22, Issue 1

The authors present a case report of a 74-year-old Caucasian woman with a palpable mass in the right lower eyelid which transpired to be a metastasis from undiagnosed breast cancer.

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Communication Clinical practice

Abstract

The authors present a case report of a 74-year-old Caucasian woman with a palpable mass in the right lower eyelid which transpired to be a metastasis from undiagnosed breast cancer. The authors discuss the need for optometrists to be aware of orbital disease, including appropriate history taking, clinical examination techniques and the differential diagnosis of an orbital mass. 

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