Choroidal Melanoma

The most common primary intraocular tumour is the malignant melanoma of the choroid. In white people,the tumour has an incidence of one in 2500 and the average age at presentation is 50 years. The incidence rises with age with a peak at 70 years. However, it is important to appreciate that no age is exempt because choroidal melanomas have been reported in children as young as three years. It is extremely rare in black people. It differs from melanoma of the skin in that it grows more slowly and...