How do we know it’s melanoma?

Melanoma within the eye is diagnosed during an examination of the eye by an ophthalmologist. Confirmation of the tumor by an ocular oncologist (eye cancer specialist) is advised as melanoma can resemble other eye tumors. Melanoma shows a typical color, shape, and location as well as several other classic features. Imaging of the tumor is important to confirm these features and learn more about the blood supply to the tumor.