(illustration from nei.nih.gov)

Referring to the location of the tumor within the eye, it may also be called uveal melanoma, or — more specifically noting one of the three parts of the uvea — choroidal melanoma, ciliary body melanoma, or iris melanoma.

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​​In honor of my sister, I developed this website to help patients and their families with their search for both accurate information and very useful resources relating to ocular melanoma.

As healthcare professionals, my sister and I always believed strongly in patient empowerment and informed decision making, of which gaining knowledge and finding additional support are critical pieces. We and our families put these actions to important use, along with hope and perseverance, during her courageous battle with metastatic ocular melanoma.

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EyeMelanoma.org highlights educational and support resources available on the Internet relating to eye melanoma, a type of eye cancer also known as ocular melanoma.​


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