Primary vitreoretinal lymphoma presenting as a posterior capsule plaque

Rehan M. Hussain, Robert B. Garoon, Sander Dubovy, Thomas A Albini, Jay S. Duker

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Primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL) can be a diagnostic challenge and commonly presents as a partially steroid-responsive vitritis or as subretinal cream-colored infiltrates. The authors present a patient with PVRL who initially presented with bilateral vitritis; however, after two non-diagnostic vitrectomy specimens and two unremarkable brain MRIs, she was lost to follow-up. She presented 2.5 years later with a white plaque on the posterior capsule of her left intraocular lens, though the vitreous cavity was free of infiltrate. Repeat biopsy revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and brain MRI demonstrated an enhancing lesion of the cerebellum, consistent with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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