Recurrent tapioca melanoma of the iris and ciliary body treated with the argon laser

R. Sloan Wilson, Frederick T. Fraunfelder, Calvin Hanna

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A 25-year-old white woman underwent iridocyclectomy for an iris tumor. Clinically, histologically, and ultrastructurally this tumor was the same as a recently reported tapioca melanoma of the iris. During the next four months, there were recurrent growths on the ciliary body that we treated with the argon laser through a three-mirror lens. No further recurrences of the tumor were noted three years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1976


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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