Choroidal melanoma in a 49-year-old female
Maria Joanna Rodriguez-Chan, MD, Ildefonso M. Chan, MD. Enrique D. Domingo, MD, Gary John V. Mercado, MD, Juancho FC Remulla, MD
To describe a case of choroidal melanoma.
This is a case report.
A 49-year-old female complained of blurring of vision in the right eye of five months duration. Ocular ultrasound, fluorescein angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a choroidal mass with serous retinal detachment in the right eye. Standard enucleation was done, and histopathology revealed a mixed-cell type of choroidal melanoma. No further adjuvant treatment was recommended. The patient was closely followed up.
Choroidal melanoma, considered the most common primary malignant intraocular tumor among Caucasian adults, is rare among Asians. Enucleation alone is the current accepted treatment option for large choroidal melanomas.