Melanocytic tumor of the anterior uvea.

PubMed ID: 717526

Author(s): Dunphy EB, Dryja TP, Albert DM, Smith TR. Melanocytic tumor of the anterior uvea. Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Nov;86(5):680-3. PMID 717526

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 86, Issue 5, Nov 1978

A patient with spindle melanoma involving the iris and ciliary body refused enucleation at the time of diagnosis in 1933. The eye developed painful glaucoma 13 years later and was enucleated. Histopathologic examination indicated spread of the tumor intrasclerally and subconjunctivally. The patient is still alive without evidence of metastases, 32 years after enucleation and 45 years after initial diagnosis.