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What causes intraocular melanoma?

Not much is known about why intraocular melanoma forms, but it appears that melanoma in general develops when there are problems with the DNA that controls certain cells. In people with intraocular melanoma, DNA is damaged and causes an overgrowth of the cells that produce eye pigment, which results in a cancerous melanoma. Certain genetic factors, such as your age and your coloring, may affect your chances of developing intraocular cancer but do not cause the disease.

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