How is choroidal melanoma prevented?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients with choroidal nevi, a family history of uveal melanoma, congenital ocular melanocytosis, dysplastic nevus syndrome, and other predisposing conditions of uveal melanoma may benefit from annual careful ophthalmologic examinations.

Limiting excessive ocular sunlight exposure through sunglasses or other means may have a theoretical preventive effect in patients with a predisposition to intraocular melanoma.


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