Intraocular Melanoma - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Intraocular Melanoma

Melanoma is cancer that develops in cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin color. Eyes also have cells that can produce melanin and develop melanomas. It is also known as ocular melanoma. Intracellular melanoma is cancer of the eye which affects the iris, ciliary body and choroid regions of the eye. This tumor may arise from the special pigment cells that are naturally present in the uvea for providing color to the eye. This is mainly manifested by the sudden appearance of the growing dark area in the white area of the eye or vision problems. Most of the eye melanomas form in the part of the eye that is invisible when looking at the mirror. This makes it difficult to recognize it. In addition, the eye melanoma usually does not cause any early signs or symptoms. The treatment of the eye melanoma is possible. The treatment of some eye melanomas cannot affect your eyesight. However, the treatment of a large eye melanoma usually leads to vision loss. The reason behind this melanoma is not known but the best technique is available to cure it like radiotherapy or radiosurgery like gamma knife are really helpful to get rid of this melanoma

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