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July 2004

The Co-occurrence of Ocular and Cutaneous Melanomas

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Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(7):884-885. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.7.884-b

Hurst and colleagues'1 recent review entitled "Ocular Melanoma: A Review and the Relationship to Cutaneous Melanoma"had several relevant omissions. Regarding the co-occurrence of cutaneous and ocular melanomas, we published data2 fromthe US Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database experience with 59 222 cutaneous, 2517 uveal, and 153 conjunctival melanomas (thelatter of which comprise at least 85% and 5% of all ocular melanomas, respectively3).

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