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What is uveal melanoma?

Uveal melanomais a type of cancer that affects the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or the uveal tract. This type of cancer can form in any part of the uveal tract, but it generally starts in the cells that make melanin, which is the protective pigment that gives eyes their color. The symptoms and severity of uveal melanoma vary depending on which part of the eye is affected. Uveal melanoma is relatively rare, but it's actually the most common kind of eye cancer.

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