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Socioeconomic status and choroidal melanoma in Scotland

Lockington, David and Chadha, Vikas and Russell, Heather and Young, David and Cauchi, Paul and Kemp, Ewan (2010) Socioeconomic status and choroidal melanoma in Scotland. Archives of Ophthalmology, 128 (3). pp. 383-384. ISSN 0003-9950

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Abstract

The adverse effect of socioeconomic deprivation on health and mortality is well recognized in the United Kingdom, particularly for health inequalities in Scotland.1-2 We evaluated the demographic characteristics and audited the management of our patients with choroidal melanoma at the only ocular oncology tertiary referral center in Scotland.