Incidence and survival of ocular diffuse large B-cell lymphomas

Alexandra L. Farrall, Justine R. Smith

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Ocular diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) are rare cancers based in the adnexae (ocular adnexal lymphoma) or inside the eye (intraocular lymphoma) (Ahmed et al., 2017). The large majority of intraocular DLBCLs involve vitreous, retina and/or optic nerve (vitreoretinal lymphoma; Coupland & Damato, 2008). Extra-ocular involvement differs between these cancers: ocular adnexal DLBCL may be associated with systemic lymphoma, while vitreoretinal DLBCL is a subset of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. Population-based studies of ocular DLBCLs are scarce, and current knowledge derives largely from cohort studies with varying inclusion criterion (Farrall & Smith, 2020). We used data from the Australian Cancer Database to determine survival and incidence of primary ocular DLBCLs in a national population. Legislation requires that all cancers newly diagnosed in the Australian population are registered in this database...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e353-e354
Number of pages2
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number3
Early online date9 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (
  • DLBCLs
  • ocular cancer


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