Preexisting medical conditions such as congenital ocular melanocytosis, melanocytoma, neurofibromatosis, and ocular nevi (benign melanocytic lesions that can rarely develop into melanomas).2,9,13
Click below to see how patients may experience symptoms of UM. If your patients are experiencing these symptoms, a closer investigation may be warranted.
Approximately 30% of patients with UM present without symptoms. Patients can also present with headache, experience ocular pain, or report seeing flashes of light. Care must be taken to consider UM as a source of these symptoms, since attributing these symptoms to migraine, sinusitis, dental infection, or emotional distress may result in delayed diagnosis.3,14
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