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Ocular melanoma

Ocular melanoma: Introduction

Ocular melanoma: A type of cancer that develops in the eye. The cancer develops from pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. This cancer becomes more common with increasing age. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ocular melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Ocular melanoma

Treatments for Ocular melanoma

  • Radiotherapy, surgery, transpupillary thermotherapy
  • Surgery - enucleation (removal of the eye), block excision, less radical surgery for conjunctival lesions
  • Plaque brachytherapy - utilizing insertion of radioactive isotopes into the eye to destroy the melanoma
  • External beam radiation
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Ocular melanoma?

Ocular melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Ocular melanoma

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Disease Topics Related To Ocular melanoma

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Ocular melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Ocular melanoma

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Ocular melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ocular melanoma

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Ocular melanoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ocular melanoma

Medical research articles related to Ocular melanoma include:

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Ocular melanoma: Animations

Research about Ocular melanoma

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Clinical Trials for Ocular melanoma

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Ocular melanoma include:

Statistics for Ocular melanoma

Ocular melanoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Ocular melanoma:

Ocular melanoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ocular melanoma, or a subtype of Ocular melanoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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