Melanoma de coroides en melanosis óculi

  1. C López Caballero
  2. MA Saornil Álvarez
  3. G Blanco Mateos
  4. JM Frutos Baraja
  5. F López Lara
  6. C González Sansegundo
Journal:
Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmologia

ISSN: 0365-6691

Year of publication: 2003

Volume: 78

Issue: 2

Pages: 99-102

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4321/S0365-66912003000200006 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Abstract

Cases: We present four cases of ocular melanosis. Choroidal melanoma was detected in all of them. Three eyes had decreased visual acuity and were enucleated because of their large, active tumours. In the fourth case the melanoma was detected in a routine examination and we were able to apply a preserving treatment with I125 brachytherapy. Discussion: Melanosis oculi is often underestimated as a risk factor for uveal melanoma and glaucoma. Ophthalmic surveillance, every 6 or 12 months is important, in patients with ocular melanocytosis for early detection of high risk diseases.

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