Choroidal Melanoma

The Facts About Choroidal Melanoma

Choroidal Melanoma occurs in roughly 6 in 1 million North Americans. While relatively uncommon, it is the most common intraocular tumor and the second most common site for melanoma. As its name implies, choroidal melanoma arises in the choroid (vascular) layer of the eye.

Treatment for Choroidal Melanoma is Available

Once a diagnosis has been established, Hyde Park Cancer Center is able to treat using a few different techniques. A RapidArc radiation treatment can be used. Different external beam arrangements may be effective, as well as plaque brachytherapy, which is the most frequently used eye sparing technique.