Table 2

Symptoms before diagnosis of primary malignant melanoma of the uvea in 159 patients

SymptomNo%*95% Confidence interval
*Patients typically had more than one symptom; †headache (5), change in colour perception (3), tearing and discharge (3), diplopia (1), convergence insufficiency (1), oscillating vision (1), photophobia (1), tic (1), subconjuctival haemorrhage (1).
Blurred vision784941 to 57
Visual field defect513225 to 40
Photopsia291813 to 25
Irritation and pain261611 to 23
Metamorphopsia1063 to 11
Floaters963 to 10
Redness963 to 10
Pressure852 to 10
Change in appearance431 to 6
Other symptoms†17116 to 17
Asymptomatic20138 to 19