Anterior uveitis is an uncommon presentation and occurs due to tumor necrosis.
Cirumferentially growing tumors carry a bad prognosis as they are diagnosed late.
At times the tumor is detected as an incidental finding during routine examination.
The tumour is usually diagnosed by clinical examination with a slit-lamp utilising a triple mirror contact lens. Ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) are also sometimes helpful in confirming the diagnosis.
Enucleation (surgical removal of the eye) is the treatment of choice for large ciliary body melanomas. Small or medium sized tumors may be treated by an iridocyclectomy. Radiotherapy may be appropriate in selected cases.