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December 2014

Eye-Preserving Treatment for Invasive Conjunctival Melanoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(12):1486-1488. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.2871

Although orbital exenteration has been recommended for extensive malignant conjunctival neoplasms, including those invading the palpebral margin, fornices, or caruncle, it has not been demonstrated to improve survival of patients with melanomas greater than 2.0 mm thick.1 We describe a patient with extensive conjunctival melanoma (CM) managed by eye-preserving therapies.

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