Internal choroidectomy of posterior uveal melanomas under a retinal flap

Int Ophthalmol. 1992 Nov;16(6):439-44. doi: 10.1007/BF00918434.


Local excision of uveal melanoma is an intriguing therapeutic modality in selected cases. An internal choroidectomy under a retinal flap has been developed as an alternative to retinochoroidectomy in managing posterior pole melanomas. This technique offers more adequate preservation of retinal architecture, thus potentially enhancing central visual function in patients with tumors located close to the fovea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Choroid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Male
  • Melanoma / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retina / surgery*
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Visual Acuity