What are the signs and symptoms of choroidal melanoma?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Choroidal melanomas remain asymptomatic for prolonged periods of time; they may be found incidentally during ophthalmoscopy. In general, the more anterior their origin, the longer the delay of any symptoms. Choroidal melanoma may present with the following symptoms:

  • Blurred visual acuity

  • Paracentral scotoma

  • Painless and progressive visual field loss

  • Floaters

  • Severe ocular pain

  • Weight loss, marked fatigue, cough, or change in bowel or bladder habits (suggests primary nonocular malignancy with choroidal metastasis)


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!