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Uveal melanoma

Most common intraocular cancer in adults

Miguel Materin, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Ocular Oncology Section Yale University School of Medicine, describes uveal melanoma, a rare cancer but the most common cause of intraocular cancer in adults.

Summary:
Uveal melanoma is the most common adult intraocular cancer. Benign ocular nevi occur in 6% of the population and 6 per million of these will develop into uveal melanoma.

References and Resources
Mosci C, Mosci S, Barla A, Squarcia S, Chauvel P, Iborra N. Proton beam radiotherapy of uveal melanoma: Italian patients treated in Nice, France. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul-Aug;19(4):654-60.
Li B, Xu XL. [What else can we do for uveal melanoma.] Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi. 2009 Apr;45(4):289-92. Chinese.

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