ocular melanoma


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ocular melanoma

malignant melanoma arising from the structures of the eye, usually the choroid, ciliary body, or iris, and occurring most often in the fourth and fifth decades of life; the most common site of metastasis is the liver, and such metastasis is often fatal.

ocular melanoma

Melanoma of choroid Oncology A melanoma linked to sun exposure affecting Pts with light skin and blue eyes Clinical Asymptomatic early; eventually causes retinal detachment and vision distortion. See Melanoma.

Ocular melanoma

A malignant tumor that arises within the structures of the eye. It is the most common eye tumor in adults.
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