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North Augusta Location
We are closing our North Augusta Optical Shop effective March 1, 2023. We are happy to help patients at any of our other EyeOne optical shops.
Dr. Christopher Weaver
AN EYE-SAVING TREATMENT FOR MELANOMA IN THE EYE
You may be stunned to learn melanoma can develop in the eye since more than 9 of 10 melanomas start in the skin. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 3,490 new eye cancer cases will be diagnosed. Eye cancer can develop at any age, but the risk for most types increases as people age. Uveal melanoma is a rare cancer but is the most common type of eye cancer in adults.
The causes of uveal melanoma are unknown. No risk factors have been definitively associated with this type of cancer. Still, experts have found that uveal melanoma occurs mainly in patients who are Caucasian with lighter-colored eyes.
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