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Simultaneous presentation of choroidal melanoma in mother and daughter
  1. P W Hadden,
  2. B E Damato
  1. Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre, St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr P W Hadden, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK; peterandandy{at}

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Despite being the most common primary intraocular malignancy, uveal melanoma is rare, with an incidence of only eight per million per year.1 Familial cases account for only 0.6% of patients.2 We report two members of the same family who were both independently found to have choroidal melanoma on the same day.


A healthy 45 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a 1 month history of photopsia and visual field defect. She was found to have a choroidal tumour in the right eye and referred to a general ophthalmologist, who she saw on 11 November 1999. The diagnosis of …

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