Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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LOPEZ CABALLERO, C et al. Choroidal melanoma in ocular melanosis. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.2, pp.99-102. ISSN 0365-6691.
Cases: We present four cases of ocular melanosis. Choroidal melanoma was detected in all of them. Three eyes had decreased visual acuity and were enucleated because of their large, active tumours. In the fourth case the melanoma was detected in a routine examination and we were able to apply a preserving treatment with I125 brachytherapy. Discussion: Melanosis oculi is often underestimated as a risk factor for uveal melanoma and glaucoma. Ophthalmic surveillance, every 6 or 12 months is important, in patients with ocular melanocytosis for early detection of high risk diseases.
Palabras clave : Ocular melanocytosis; melanoma; melanosis oculi.