About Choroidal Melanoma

Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults. Initially appearing as a small freckle beneath the retina, choroidal melanoma can grow in height and diameter, and may eventually spread to other organs of the body, causing death. Because choroidal melanoma is intraocular (occurring inside the eye) and not usually visible to patients, patients with this disease may not recognize its presence until the tumor grows to a size that impairs vision by obstruction, retinal detachment, hemorrhage, or other complication. Periodic dilated retinal examination is the best means of early detection.

Changes in appearance and dimension
are evidence of tumor growth

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