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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.
Signs and Symptoms
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)