Case Report of a Focal Scleral Nodule in a Patient with Prostate Cancer


  • Jaclyn Call VA New Jersey Healthcare System
  • Malinda Cafiero-Chin
  • Michael Chocky


focal scleral nodule, solitary idiopathic choroiditis, choroidal metastasis


Distinguishing benign retinal lesions from metastatic lesions is critical for proper patient management. With the advancement of ocular coherence tomography, key features of imaging can now distinguish precise anatomical locations allowing for new terminology to be suggested. This case report will discuss retinal findings in a patient being treated for cancer and emphasize the importance of utilizing technology in differentiating focal scleral nodules from choroidal lesions such as choroidal metastasis.

Author Biographies

Jaclyn Call, VA New Jersey Healthcare System

Jaclyn Bruno Call is a staff optometrist in East Orange at VA New Jersey Healthcare System. She sees veterans through direct care and supervising optometry residents. She received her joint OD/MS degree from SUNY College of Optometry and went on to complete a residency at East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Malinda Cafiero-Chin

Malinda Cafiero-Chin is a staff optometrist at VA New Jersey Healthcare System in East Orange. She is supervisor of the residency program and provides direct patient care.

Michael Chocky

Michael Chocky is a staff optometrist at VA New Jersey Healthcare System in East Orange where he also completed his residency. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as president of the New Jersey chapter.


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How to Cite

Jaclyn Call, Malinda Cafiero-Chin, & Michael Chocky. (2023). Case Report of a Focal Scleral Nodule in a Patient with Prostate Cancer . Canadian Journal of Optometry, 85(3). Retrieved from



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