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Posterior uveal melanoma in adolescents and children: current perspectives

Authors Fry MV, Augsburger JJ, Hall J, Corrêa ZM

Received 11 May 2018

Accepted for publication 18 July 2018

Published 7 November 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 2205—2212

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S142984

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Matthew V Fry,1 James J Augsburger,1 June Hall,2 Zélia M Corrêa2

1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA; 2Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Abstract: Recognizing that <1% of all uveal melanomas occur in young persons, and that very few clinicians encounter more than a few such cases over an extended career, we felt that a retrospective review of literature and sharing of our clinical experience would be appropriate to remind readers about this age subgroup of patients with posterior uveal melanoma. This interest stems from the increase in reported cases of uveal melanoma in younger individuals and recent advances in the field.

Keywords: uveal melanoma, choroid melanoma, ciliary body melanoma, posterior uveal melanoma, prognosis melanoma, incidence

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