Original Publication Date: 1 March, 2016
Publication / Source: Melanoma Management
Authors: Patrick Oellers & Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) has established equivalency of globe salvaging brachytherapy compared with enucleation in terms of survival for medium-sized choroidal melanoma. The radiation dose protocol followed by the COMS was 85 Gray to a prescription point of the tumor apex or 5 mm inner sclera; whichever was greater. While the COMS realized appropriate local and distant tumor control rates, ocular morbidity due to radiation complications remains a significant clinical challenge.