Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma—Patient Version

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Intraocular (uveal) melanoma is a rare cancer that forms in the eye. It usually has no early signs or symptoms. As with melanoma of the skin, risk factors include having fair skin and light-colored eyes. Explore the links on this page to learn more about intraocular melanoma, its treatment, and clinical trials.

For more information, view Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Symptoms, Tests, Prognosis, and Stages.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of intraocular (eye) melanoma.


NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for intraocular (eye) melanoma.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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