Malignant melanoma - choroid; Malignant melanoma - eye; Eye tumor; Ocular melanoma
Small melanomas may be treated with lasers, brachytherapy, or
Surgical removal of the eye (enucleation) may be necessary.
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The outcome for melanoma of the eye depends on the size of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Most patients will survive at least 5 years from the time of diagnosis if the cancer has not spread outside the eye.
If the cancer has spread outside the eye, the chance of survival is much lower.
- Distortion or loss of vision
- Spread of the tumor to other areas of the body
Calling your health care provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of melanoma of the eye.