Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary tumor of the eye in adults. It is usually a pigmented tumor that grows in the blood-vessel layer (choroid) beneath the retina. Choroidal melanoma has no specific symptoms; it is usually detected during a routine eye examination. If untreated, this cancer can spread to other parts of the body. It is best evaluated and treated by ophthalmologists experienced in this subspecialty.
Usually asymptomatic; possible symptoms include flashes of light, distorted or changed vision, floaters
External beam radiation therapy; iodine plaque therapy; removal of the eye (enucleation)