IRIS RING MELANOMA PRESENTING AS SCLERAL PIGMENTATION
Neha Thakur and Dr. Pranidhi Sharda*
Ring melanoma can involve the choroid, the ciliary body, the anterior chamber angle, and the iris. The first ring melanoma of the iris and the ciliary body was described by Ewetzky. It is an uncommon and frequently misdiagnosed variant of uveal melanoma, typically known for its circumferential growth around the eye. In most cases, the structures of the anterior chamber angle and the outflow canals get invaded, which leads to secondary glaucoma. Increased intraocular pressure is therefore a common first sign of a tumor. We present the case of an exceedingly rare variant of iris melanoma that grows in the shape of a ring.
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