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Presentation typeOB - poster
TitleFlanders and The Netherlands: two different worlds
PurposeTo investigate the correlation between iris color and the incidence of conjunctival melanoma. In skin and uveal melanoma there are some reports on a correlation between skin type, iris color and melanoma. This study investigate the correlation between iris color and melanoma of the conjunctiva.
MethodsThe iris color of 62 conjunctival melanoma patients diagnosed at Leiden University and of 5 conjunctival melanoma patients of Antwerp University were compared with 500 control persons in Leiden and 100 control persons of Antwerp and Leuven University.
ResultsThe iris color differs between the Flemish and Dutch population. There was no correlation between iris color and the incidence of conjunctival melanoma.
ConclusionThis study started from the clinical observation in The Netherlands that conjunctival melanomas mostly occur from eyes with a blue or grey iris. In comparing with a Flemish population we can conclude that there is no significant correlation between iris color and melanoma of the conjunctiva, but there is a significant difference in iris color between Flemish and Dutch people.
Authors 1
Last nameMISSOTTEN
InitialsG
DepartmentKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
CityLeuven
Authors 2
Last nameSpileers
InitialsW
DepartmentKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
CityLeuven
Authors 3
Last nameDe Keizer
InitialsRJW
DepartmentUniversiteit Antwerpen
CityAntwerpen
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