More Than Meets the Eye
Three papers, one purpose: to save patients from melanoma-related metastasis
Phoebe Harkin | | Quick Read
What’s in a nevus? Choroidal nevus – a flat, benign pigmented area that appears in the back of the eye – may seem innocuous, but can lead to overlying retinal edema or atrophy with related vision loss. This seemingly innocent tumor can even have the potential to transform into malignant melanoma. And, as Carol Shields, Director of Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, reports, choroidal nevus is present in 4.7 percent of the US adult population (1) – nearly one in 20 people.
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