Table 3

The reason for making appointment for 40 patients with primary malignant melanoma of the uvea who did not seek help because of symptoms

Recently symptomatic*Entirely asymptomaticTotal
Reason for appointmentNo%(95% CI)No%(95% CI)No%(95% CI)
*The symptoms developed after the appointment was made; †review because of cataract (2), systemic medication (2), and congenital toxoplasmosis (1).
Spectacle prescription85%(2 to 10)74%(2 to 9)159%(5 to 15)
Naevus review43%(1 to 6)53%(1 to 7)96%(3 to 10)
Health check up32%(0 to 5)11%(0 to 3)43%(1 to 6)
Unrelated surgery11%(0 to 3)21%(0 to 4)32%(0 to 5)
Diabetic retinopathy11%(0 to 3)11%(0 to 3)21%(0 to 4)
Glaucoma00%(0 to 2)21%(0 to 4)21%(0 to 4)
Other cause†32%(0 to 5)21%(0 to 4)53%(1 to 7)