Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 2

Bilateral Metastatic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Presenting as Hypopyon: A Case Report

Asmita Indurkar, Manoj Soman, Sameer Iqbal*, Sumita Phatak and Unnikrishnan Nair R

Department of Vitreo-Retinal Service, Chaithanya Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Sameer Iqbal, Department of Vitreo-Retinal Service, Chaithanya Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: December 09, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022


Here we report a case of a 32-year-old male patient with bilateral haemorrhagic hypopyon as an unusual presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Cytology of anterior chamber tap was suggestive of leukemic infiltration of the anterior chamber of the eyes, a sign of metastatic acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was conservatively managed with topical steroids and cycloplegics. Patient was already initiated with chemotherapy under the care of an oncologist. A leukemic hypopyon is considered as an early sign of central nervous system involvement or systemic relapse. A finding of clinical significance, it should be immediately reported to the oncologist to urgently rule out CNS involvement and for aggressive management.

Keywords: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia; Hypopyon; Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia


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Citation: Sameer Iqbal., et al. “Bilateral Metastatic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Presenting as Hypopyon: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.2 (2022): 29-31.


Copyright: © 2022 Sameer Iqbal., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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