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Diffuse iris melanoma: Report of a case with review of the literature

By Simon E Skalicky, Michael Giblin and R Max Conway

Abstract

Diffuse iris melanoma is an uncommon variant of anterior uveal melanoma. It is characterized by heterochromia and unilateral glaucoma secondary to angle invasion, and can be difficult to diagnose. We present a patient who had been managed for left-sided raised intraocular pressure with latanoprost eye drops for 12-months and pigmentary changes were subsequently noted. On referral to the Ocular Oncology Unit, Sydney, iris melanoma was suspected and confirmed on iridectomy, and the eye was eventually enucleated

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2701136
Provided by: PubMed Central

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