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What are the symptoms of uveal melanoma?

Symptoms of uveal melanoma may vary depending on the person and depending on the part of the eye that's affected. Sometimes, there may be no noticeable symptoms at all. In other cases, people with uveal melanoma will experience some kind of change in vision such as blurriness, dark spots, light flashes, or "floaters." Other symptoms may include a dark spot on the iris or a change of the pupil's shape. If the melanoma tumor is left untreated and continues to grow, it may cause glaucoma, which can lead to symptoms like pain or redness in the eyes. Since symptoms vary from person to person, it's important to see a doctor if you think you may have uveal melanoma.

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