TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Conjunctival Melanoma

Conjunctival melanoma is a cancerous, life-threatening growth that typically occurs as a painless brown spot on the eye in midlife. Sometimes it starts as a painless, flat brown discoloration of the surface of the eye, termed primary acquired melanosis. This is often mistaken for a benign freckle, but actually is a serious precancerous condition. It can evolve into one or more brown or pink nodules on the eye. Conjunctival melanoma is more often found in white skinned patients more so than dark skinned patients. 

Conjunctival melanoma can recur locally and metastasize to lymph nodes and other organs. Early treatment is important, and the best chance of cure is achieved with excisional biopsy using partial lamellar scleroconjunctivectomy, a method of complete removal of the tumor. A "no touch" technique should be employed. Cryotherapy, alcohol epitheliectomy and alcohol sclerectomy are also applied. 

 

Conjunctival Melanoma Photos