Current trends in the treatment of ocular melanoma by radiotherapy.

@article{Hungerford2003CurrentTI,
  title={Current trends in the treatment of ocular melanoma by radiotherapy.},
  author={John L. Hungerford},
  journal={Clinical & experimental ophthalmology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={8-13}
}
The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) has recently confirmed once and for all that it is safe to attempt to preserve an eye with a posterior uveal melanoma by demonstrating no survival advantage of enucleation over plaque radiotherapy. While COMS has been under way, we have set out in London to define the selection criteria for conservative therapy versus enucleation for the various categories of melanoma in terms of size, location within the eye, and presence or absence of retinal… CONTINUE READING