Ocular malignant melanoma in South African blacks

B. Miller, C. Abrahams, G. C. Cole, N. S.F. Proctor

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The incidence of primary ocular malignant melanoma in blacks during the last 25 years in a large part of the Transvaal Province of South Africa is reported. Only 8 cases were diagnosed, 1 uveal, 4 conjunctival, and 3 orbital. During this same period 153 cases of primary ocular malignant melanoma were diagnosed in whites. The rarity of these tumours among blacks is stressed and the reasons for this infrequent incidence discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-722
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ophthalmology


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