What is the prevalence of choroidal melanoma in the US?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Incidence of primary choroidal melanoma is about 6 cases per 1 million population. Perhaps because of increased sunlight exposure, there appears to be a higher incidence of uveal melanoma in the southern latitudes of the United States. Alternatively, this might be the effect of a tendency of older Americans to retire in the South.


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