Eye cancer refers to any cancer that develops in the eye region. Cancer begins when cells begin to grow enormously out of control. Usually, the most common form of eye cancer is Melanoma. But there are various other types of cancer that affect different kinds of cells in the eye. Melanoma is a kind of cancer that originates in the melanin-producing cells. The eyes also have melanin-producing cells and can develop Melanoma. Ocular Melanoma is the other term for eye melanoma.
Most eye melanomas occur in the part of the eye which is not visible while looking in a mirror. This makes eye melanoma difficult to detect. Apart from that, eye melanoma typically doesn't cause early signs or symptoms.