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intraocular melanoma

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam: Testing for intraocular melanoma starts with a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Ancillary eye testing includes an ultrasound of the eye, photo ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Eye exam: An eye examination by an ophthamologist is usually how the diagnosis is made. More detailed examination by a specialist in retinas or ocular oncology ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Zero or vision loss.: ...If it progress to retinal detachment.
Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Visual changes: Most common symptoms are visual changes in one eye only, or less commonly, localized pain.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definition: A melanoma inside the eye.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Small or medium tumors can be treated locally with laser, cryotherapy, or local radiation therapy called plaque brachytherapy. Small tumors in the fro ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
White people in sun: Sun damage can lead to melanoma and people with fair skin sustain more injury from the sun more rapidly than their darker skinned counterparts. Sun p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Any suspicious looking skin lesion, esp if it grows fast or changes in color or starts bleeing, needs to be biopsied. It will reveal melanoma if prese ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Sun and gene: Uv light (heavy-exposures) and genetics (family history of melanoma, oncogene-carriers) are the two biggest reasons. But there are many unknown factor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Go see your doctor: Tell us what you ahve..Is it a mole or something else that concerns you.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma: Have fair skin, blue or green eyes, or red or blond hair, live in sunny climates or at high altitudes, spent a lot of time in high levels of strong su ... Read More

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