Cancers That Affect The Retina

Cancers that affect the retina, usually begin in the choroid. Since the retina depends on the choroid for its support and half of its blood supply, damage to the choroid through cancer often results in damage to eyesight. Uveal melanoma A choroidal melanoma is caused by choroidal melanocytes. The uveal melanoma is the most common cancer originating in the eye, with an incidence of approximately 1/2500 in people with white skin. It is less common in dark-skinned people. It occurs most often at the age of 55-60. It can spread locally or metastasize and kill. Symptoms usually develop late and include vision loss and symptoms of retinal detachment (retinal detachment). Diagnosis is made by fundoscopy when supplemented indicated by other studies, such as ultrasonography, computed tomography, fluorescein angiography and serial photographs. Small tumors are treated with laser radiation or radioactive implants that can preserve the eyesight and protect the eye. Rarely the local resection is used. Large tumors may require enucleation. Uveal melanoma © Springer Science + Business Media var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/591-choroidal-melanoma-s185-springer-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/591-choroidal-melanoma-s185-springer-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0’, title: ‘uveal melanoma’, description: ‘ u003Ca id = “v37894320 “class = ” anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “” para “” u003e u003cp u003eDieses image shows a choroidal melanoma with overlying subretinal fluid. u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ © Springer Science + Business Media’

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