What is it?

Ocular melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer that affects the eye.
The uveal tract is a pigmented layer of tissue under the white of the eye under the white of the eye (sclera) that consists of pigmented cells and blood vessels.
The ocular melanoma is a cancerous (malignant) tumor that is capable of spreading (metastasizing) to other organs like the liver.

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Signs & symptoms

Ocular melanoma may or may not cause symptoms.
There can be blurred sight, double vision (diplopia), irritation, pain, flashes of light in the eye (photopsia), a reduction in total field of vision, and loss of vision when symptoms develop.


Often, ocular melanoma is discovered by an optometrist or general ophthalmologist during a routine eye examination without any symptoms present, but confirmed by an ocular oncologist who specializes in eye cancer diagnosis and treatment.
In some cases, fine needle aspiration biopsy is used to confirm the diagnosis of an ocular tumor and to discover the underlying genetic abnormalities associated with the tumor, which can help predict the risk of cancer spreading (metastasizing) and identify high-risk patients.


Very small melanomas may not require treatment.
Radiation therapy and surgery are the two main therapeutic options.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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