Types of Surgery: In some cases, the recommended treatment for ocular melanoma is surgical removal of the tumor. Surgery is often recommended for tumors of large size and for iris melanomas in particular. Also, surgery may be recommended for recurrent disease, after initial radiation treatment.
Surgery to the eye is quite common in the treatment of intraocular melanoma. During surgery, the ophthalmologist will remove parts or all of the affected eye depending on the size and spread of the tumor. Surgical options include: Iridectomy: Removal of part of the iris.
The treatment of the primary tumor in ocular melanoma has evolved quite dramatically over the past many years and has also been directed by numerous .