Cancer-associated retinopathy in a patient of gallbladder carcinoma

Yumiko Ban, Kana Takahashi, Toshitaka Itabashi, Eriko Sugano, Toshiaki Abe, Makoto Tamai

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A 80-year-old woman presented with progressive blurring of vision in both eyes since 2 months before. She had been diagnosed with asymptomatic gallbladder stone and chronic pancreatitis 5 years before. Her visual acuity was hand motion right and 0.15 left. Funduscopy showed mottled retina, narrowing of vessels, and pigment deposits along the vascular arcades in both eyes. Both eyes showed ring scotoma. Central scotoma was also present in the right eye. Electroretinogram was extinguished. Systemic examinations showed gallbladder carcinoma with metastasis. Western blotting analysis showed 27 kDa antigen to the retina, leading to the diagnosis of cancer-associated retinopathy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of cancer-associated retinopathy secondary to gallbladder carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2017-2021
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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