Eye Conditions and Treatment
Choroidal Melanoma is treated in the Retina Service and the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice
Melanoma (choroidal melanoma)
A choroidal melanoma is a malignant tumor composed of melanocytes—pigment (coloring matter) containing and producing cells normally present in the choroid (the pigmented vascular layer beneath the retina). If ignored, this type of tumor may spread to areas around the eye or metastasize to distant areas of the body (i.e., the liver or lung) and can cause death. Early detection and treatment may prevent these devastating events.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment and Prevention
For a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for choridal melanoma, see Choroidal Mealnoma Eye Facts.