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Here is a quick mnemonic “PRIMARY TUMOR to remember about Melanoma Of Eye

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Melanoma Of Eye : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Photopsia and progressive vision loss
  • R – Risk factors include light skin, hair, and eyes
  • I – Iris and choroid affected by breast and lung carcinomas
  • M – Melanoma is the most common primary tumor of the eye
  • A – Approximately 2000 cases occur annually in the United States
  • R – Radiation therapy used for small and medium-sized tumors
  • Y – Yet uveal origin accounts for 85% of cases
  • T – Treated with enucleation for large tumors
  • U – Uveal melanoma difficult to differentiate from a benign choroidal nevus
  • M – Metastatic tumors to the eye outnumber primary tumors
  • O- Optic nerve sheath meningioma produces optociliary shunt vessels, optic atrophy, and progressive visual loss
  • R – Retrobulbar tumor causes optic disc swelling and proptosis


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