What are the racial predilections of ciliary body melanoma?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Most cases (97.8%) of uveal melanoma occur in whites, particularly whites of northern European descent. The incidence of ocular melanoma among blacks is extremely rare. Hispanics and Asians are thought to have an intermediate risk compared with whites and blacks.


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