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March 1970

Conservative Management of Malignant MelanomaII. Transscleral Diathermy as a Method of Treatment for Malignant Melanomas of the Choroid

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Davidorf is now a fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and Dr. Newman was a fellow at Children's Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(3):273-280. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030275002

The technique of transscleral diathermy performed under direct visualization is presented and its use discussed in four patients with malignant melanoma of the choroid. This technique is compared to photocoagulation of intraocular tumors. The author's therapeutic classification for the conservative management of malignant melanomas of the choroid has been included.