Which clinical history findings are characteristic of iris melanoma?

Updated: Jul 13, 2021
  • Author: Buraa Kubaisi, MD, FICO, MRCS(Edin); Chief Editor: Michael Taravella, MD  more...
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Many patients with iris melanoma provide a history of a nevus existing since childhood that has suddenly undergone rapid growth. This may be noticed by the patient or during a routine eye examination. Patients may present because of cosmetic concerns. Some patients may experience pain due to increased intraocular pressure or a change in vision caused by cataract development.


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