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A study of iris melanoma in Northern Ireland.
  1. J N McGalliard and
  2. P B Johnston
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Abstract

    A retrospective study of all cases of iris melanoma in Northern Ireland over a 15-year period was undertaken. A total of 18 cases were identified. Of these, nine were histologically proved to be iris melanomas of various types. Within the period of follow-up two patients died from metastatic deposits. In both cases invasion of the anterior face of the ciliary body was present on histological examination. The implications for management are discussed.

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