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What is the treatment for intraocular melanoma?

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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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