A tumor that arises from a pigmented area. Melanomas can occur in the conjunctiva, choroid, iris, optic nerve, and other areas of the eye. Melanoma of the choroid is the most common primary malignant eye tumor. Usually, it is symptomless or causes a decrease in vision and is found during routine examinations.
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