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what is the treatment for intraocular melanoma?

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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 front of the eye may be amenable to surgical excision. Treatment of large tumors causes too much damage to the eye and removing the eye is often recommended. All individuals with a diagnosis of intraocular melanoma should be evaluated for metastasis.
Answered on Jul 10, 2013
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Radiation or surgery: If the tumor has not spread, most people are treated with surgery or localized radiation. The decision on which treatment is generally made by a specialist in the area.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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