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What is ocular melanoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Cancer

Melanoma is a cancer that arises in pigmented cells and can occur throughout the body.
The skin is the most common site. If it arises in the eye, most commonly in the back, it is called ocular melanoma. It can also appear in the conjunctiva.

In brief: Cancer

Melanoma is a cancer that arises in pigmented cells and can occur throughout the body.
The skin is the most common site. If it arises in the eye, most commonly in the back, it is called ocular melanoma. It can also appear in the conjunctiva.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dangerous cancer

Ocular melanoma is an rare but aggressive cancer of pigment cells in the eye, typically from a layer of cells called the uvea.
It is similar to melanoma which can develop in the skin. When it develops it is often painless and may not cause blurred vision. It is best detected on a complete eye exam. Treatment is available, and most effective if caught early.

In brief: Dangerous cancer

Ocular melanoma is an rare but aggressive cancer of pigment cells in the eye, typically from a layer of cells called the uvea.
It is similar to melanoma which can develop in the skin. When it develops it is often painless and may not cause blurred vision. It is best detected on a complete eye exam. Treatment is available, and most effective if caught early.
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Dr. Ajay Gupta
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