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Diseases » Melanoma of the iris » Glossary
 

Glossary for Melanoma of the iris

  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye damage: When there is any damage to the eye
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.

 

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