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Melanoma of the eye

  • Alternative Names

    Malignant melanoma - choroid; Malignant melanoma - eye; Eye tumor; Ocular melanoma


    Prevention

    The most important way to prevent eye melanoma is to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are most intense. Wear sunglasses, and be sure they have ultraviolet protection.

    A yearly eye exam is recommended.


    References

    In: Abeloff MD, Armitage JO, Niederhuber JE, Kastan MB, McKena WG, eds. Clinical Oncology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 73.


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