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January 1988

Anterior and Posterior Uveal Melanomas in One Eye

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(1):22-23. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130024017

To the Editor.  —Uveal malignant melanoma, the most common primary intraocular malignancy in the white population, is usually considered a monocular monofocal tumor. To our knowledge, only 31 bilateral primary uveal melanomas are recorded in the literature,1 and only 11 cases of multifocal primary uveal malignant melanoma have been reported.2 We describe herein an additional case of multifocal uveal melanoma.

Report of a Case.  —A 54-year-old man was seen in another hospital because of a pigmented lesion in the iris of his left eye. His visual acuity was 6/5 OU. Intraocular pressure was normal. A pigmented tumor measuring 3 × 1 mm was seen in the left eye in the inferonasal part of the iris and the anterior chamber angle, beginning in the ciliary body and iris root and entering the trabecular meshwork. The anterior segment of the right eye and the fundi of both eyes were recorded

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