Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of conjunctival melanoma?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Manolette R Roque, MD, MBA, FPAO; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Conjunctival melanoma occurs predominantly in whites and is rarely seen in blacks.

No clear sex predilection has been established.

Typically, conjunctival melanoma occurs in patients in their early 50s. It is rarely seen in people younger than 20 years, although Strempel and Kroll reported 3 cases of conjunctival malignant melanoma in children. [8]


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