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Malignant Melanoma Surgery

Malignant Eye Melanoma, also referred to as Ocular Melanoma, is a disease in which cancer cells form and grow in eye tissue. The onset of eye melanoma does not typically have obvious signs and symptoms, making it difficult to detect.   

Warning signs of eye melanoma include: 

  • Dark spots on the iris 
  • Blurry or poor vision in one eye 
  • Change in pupil shape (the dark circle at the eye center) 
  • Floaters, a sensation of dust or flashes 
  • Flashing lights sensation   

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have sudden changes in your vision, see your doctor immediately.   

If cancer is diagnosed, our team of highly skilled ophthalmologists will determine your best course of treatment based on cancer type, stage, and location, as well as your overall health.    

In some cases, more than one course of treatment is recommended to generate the best possible outcome. These treatments include:   

  • Surgery 
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Laser therapy 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Targeted therapy