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.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of retinal detachment, a very serious eye condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from its supporting tissues.
Understanding the Basics of Vision Problems
From nearsightedness to glaucoma, get the basics on vision problems from the experts at WebMD.
Retinoblastoma and Your Child's Eyes
Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor on the retina which occurs in children. WebMD gives information on this eye disease.
Vision and Eye Problems in Aging Adults
WebMD explains age-related vision problems and how they are treated.