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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As uveal melanoma is a rare disease, patients are treated at specialist adult ocular oncology centres.
Local tumor control and morbidity after one to three fractions of stereotactic external beam irradiation for uveal melanoma.
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Michael Atkins, MD, said that this tiny advance was actually a "breakthrough," because it could lead to further advances against uveal melanoma.
We look forward to working with the Agency on our ongoing program in uveal melanoma to find a safe and efficacious therapy that can help these patients.
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1,2) Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults, and most uveal melanomas originate in the choroid (90%), followed by the ciliary body (7%) and the iris (2%).
a) Iris melanocytosis associated with increased risk of developing a uveal melanoma and should be referred