Choroidal melanoma

A uveal melanoma that arises from the choroid. It is the most common primary malignant intraocular tumor. It usually affects Caucasians of northern European descent. It usually remains asymptomatic for a long period. When signs and symptoms occur, they include blurred vision, visual field loss, floaters, and ocular pain. Tumor size is the most important factor that relates to prognosis.

Disease Alternative Name

melanoma of choroid
choroid malignant melanoma
melanoma of the choroid
choroid melanoma
malignant melanoma of the choroid
malignant melanoma of choroid
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