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June 1984

Malignant Melanoma of the Orbit in a Black Patient With Ocular Melanocytosis

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service (Dr Wilkes) and the Departments of Pathology (Dr Uthman) and Ophthalmology (Drs Thornton and Cole), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(6):904-906. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030724029

• Ocular melanocytosis has been associated with an increased incidence of choroidal melanomas in white patients. Recently reported was a case of a choroidal melanoma in a black patient with oculodermal melanocytosis. We treated a case of an orbital malignant melanoma arising in a black patient with ocular melanocytosis.