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How is intraocular melanoma diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Usually, eye doctors (ophthalmologists or optometrists) will first diagnose intraocular melanoma. Sometimes, especially if people don't notice any symptoms, the melanoma may be found when a doctor dilates the pupil during a regular eye exam and looks into the inside of the eye using a narrow beam of light. Other procedures such as indirect ophthalmoscopy (using a magnifying lens to look at the inside of the eye) and transillumination (using a light on the eyelid to examine the eye) may be used. Scans such as ultrasounds or CT scans may also be used to produce images of the eye's internal structure.

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