What are the advantages of ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) in the workup of choroidal melanoma?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) has the following advantages:

  • Provides excellent resolution for anterior ocular abnormalities

  • Can differentiate very anterior choroidal melanomas from those of ciliary body origin

  • Can help define the tumor’s anterior border

  • Is also helpful in assessing angle-closure glaucoma


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