Choroid melanoma


Choroidal melanomas are the most common primary tumor of the adult eye.

Uveal melanomas arise from the ciliary body or the choroid.

Choroidal or ciliary body tumors are only identified incidentally on fundoscopy or as a result of retinal detachment or advanced disease.

Systemic metastases may be widespread (liver > lung > bone > kidney > brain> breast). They can metastasize late to the liver, with delays of 10 to 15 year from the presentation.