The type of symptoms uveal melanoma patients experience varies depending on the location of the tumour and what parts of the eye it is interfering with.
If the tumour is in the ciliary body, it may not cause any symptoms until it gets quite large. Tumours involving the macula are often spotted early as they cause symptoms. Tumours involving the iris are more easily picked up due to their forward location.
All of the symptoms of uveal melanoma can be caused by other more common conditions. It is important to have any of the following symptoms checked by your optometrist or GP:
New onset blurry vision, gradual progressive loss of vision
Appearance of a black patch in the periphery of vision
A change in the shape or size of the pupil
An increase of floaters across your vision
A dark area growing on the iris
Flashes of light