can a person have eye melanoma for 7 years and not know it?

i took a test 7 years ago that showed a block in my vision. i took the same test last week and the resaults were the same. my eye doc was worried it could be melanoma, but after seven years?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You may experience no symptoms at all for melanoma of the eye. On the other hand, eye melanomas may cause light flashes, blurring or a dark spot in your vision.

    What to watch for

    A change in the color of the iris

    A growing dark spot on the iris

    A sensation of flashing lights

    Poor or blurry vision in one eye

    Loss of side (peripheral) vision in the affected eye

    Floaters (spots or squiggles drifting in your field of vision)

    A red and painful eye

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    If you have had it for a looong time and it hasn't grown, its probably not melanoma. Elevation just means it's not only pigment thats different. It is probably just a mole.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sometimes a mole (or whatever analogous thing you had in your eye) can turn into a melanoma, but <10% of melanomas grow out of an existing mole.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes I believe so

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sounds kind of strange.

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