I wondered if anyone as experinced multiple family members with OM? My son was born with and Iris nevus in 2007 and was seen by and Ophthamologist a couple of weeks later. The doctor told us at the time they were common and we would keep a close watch on it because they have the potential to turn malignant.
At that time my sister had a spot in her eye that I thought she should get checked out because it had started to get visibly larger, and because of what my sons doctor had told me she should be watched also. She has been monitored every year since then and more often recently when it appeared to have grown last year. She has been seen by a couple of oc. oncologists.
Last July I started seeing a flashing light in my right eye and went to see a local Oph. He believed that it was a hemangioma and sent me on to a retina specialist. The retina specialist believed it to be choroidal melanoma and sent me on to a ocular oncologist. The oc. oncologist has been monitoring my lesion since then, and it wasn't until my appointment last week that it showed growth with sub-retinal fluid also. I will be getting my lesion treated with plaque therapy.
I wondered if there were any other families with similar situations. My oc. oncologist recommended that my son be watched closely also, so he had his first documented pictures yesterday by a local oph. If anyone has been in a similar situation I would really appreciate any information you can give about this seemingly familial link.
Thanks so much,