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Choroidal Melanoma


Choroidal melanoma is a cancer of the eye which starts in the cells of the choroid that lies between the white of the eye and retina.

The causes are not known.

Symptoms are not present most of the times. If present, they include:

  • Flashes of light
  • Vision loss
  • Floaters in the vision
  • Eye pain


  • Radioactive plaque therapy involves attaching a radioactive source close to the tumor
  • Radiation therapy uses radioactive rays to destroy the tumor preserving the unaffected part of the eye
  • Resection is used to remove tumors sparing the unaffected part of the eye
  • Enucleating involves removal of the entire eye to prevent the spread of cancer to other parts