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The mode of presentation of ciliary body tumours, their investigation and management are described. The results in 60 such tumours treated by local excision over a 16 year period are reported. The mean follow-up in these cases is 34 months (median: 14 months, range: 1 to 196 months). The eyes were preserved in 47 patients (78 per cent). In these cases the vision was Counting Fingers or better in 34 (72 per cent) and 6/18 or better in 15 (32 per cent). The most serious complications were vitreous haemorrhage (40 per cent), retinal detachment (26 per cent) and residual tumour (20 per cent). Nine patients (15 per cent) have developed metastatic disease.


Journal article


Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K

Publication Date



105 ( Pt 2)


257 - 264


Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Ciliary Body, Female, Hemorrhage, Humans, Male, Melanoma, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Metastasis, Postoperative Complications, Recurrence, Retinal Detachment, Uveal Neoplasms, Vitreous Body