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How is the eye cancer ocular melanoma diagnosed?

A diagnosis of ocular melanoma can sometimes be made with an ophthalmoscope alone. Otherwise, MRI, X-rays, and CT scans are used for imaging. Sometimes dye is used to make a differential diagnosis among similar eye problems, although it does not positively detect melanoma. Biopsies are not usually performed if melanoma is suspected, since the procedure is relatively dangerous.

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