A total of 283 cases were included. The mean follow-up time was 34.1 months (range, 1-7 years). The average tumor height was 4.8 mm ± 2.9 mm and the greatest basal dimension was 12.0 mm ± 3.2 mm.
Two surgeries were performed: the first, vitrectomy, injection of silicon oil, and placement of a plaque in 102 patients (36.4%). The second included phacoemulsification, IOL implantation, vitrectomy, injection of silicone oil, and placement of a plaque in 180 patients (63.6%).
Of these, 20 patients (7.1%) died as a result of metastasis. The Kaplan-Meier 5-year cumulative mortality estimate was 14.2% (95% confidence interval, 7.7%-25.5%), Dr. McCannel reported.