Certain factors may make you more likely to get intraocular melanoma. Some factors you can't change. While others you can control. For instance, repeatedly being exposed to sunlight or tanning beds over time may raise your risk. But experts don't know this for sure.
Still, you shouldn’t use tanning beds. Some healthcare providers say to wear sunglasses with 99% to 100% UVA and UVB protection when outside in sunlight.
Treating this cancer can cause eye damage. For this reason, your healthcare provider may recommend that you not start treatment right away. This is called "watchful waiting." Your healthcare provider will check on you regularly and take pictures of the tumor to track its growth. If the tumor starts to grow, you may start treatment.