Increased incidence of choroidal malignant melanoma occurring in a single population of chemical workers

Am J Ophthalmol. 1980 Mar;89(3):323-37. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(80)90001-x.


In five patients with choroidal melanoma occurring among present or former workers of the duPont Belle, West Virginia, plant the involved eye was enucleated and histopathologic confirmation of the diagnosis was made. This represents a statistically significantly greater than expected occurrence of choroidal melanomas in the white male study population.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chemical Industry*
  • Choroid Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Choroid Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Choroid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / chemically induced*
  • Melanoma / epidemiology
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
  • West Virginia