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Intraocular Melanoma Directory

Intraocular melanoma is a rare disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the eye. It begins in the uveal tract, which has three main parts -- the iris, the ciliary body, and the choroid. The risk of getting intraocular melanoma increases with age and sun exposure. Symptoms include a dark spot on the iris or blurred vision, although intraocular melanoma may be asymptomatic in the early stages. It can lead to secondary retinal detachment and glaucoma. Treatment includes radiation therapy and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how intraocular melanoma develops, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.

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