A REVIEW OF THE OCULAR MANIFESTATIONS OF LEUKAEMIA
Leukaemias are diffuse clonal neoplastic disorders of the bone marrow and blood cells. With recent advances in management of leukaemia, prolonged survival and perhaps cure of the disease is a real possibility. A study of ocular lesions is important both because of their local morbidity and because they might act as a reservoir for proliferation of leukaemic cells and eventual systemic relapse. Almost any ocular tissue can be involved in leukaemia either by direct infiltration, haemorrhage, ischaemia or toxicity from various chemotherapeutic agents or radiotherapy.