WHAT IS A OCULAR TUMOR?
Ocular tumors comprise a broad range of conditions and can affect many different parts of the eye. The most common tumors to affect the retina come from cancer elsewhere in the body (called metastasis). The most common tumor to originate near the retina in adults is a melanoma. These can arise alone or from a nevus which should be closely monitored by a retinal specialist.
SHOULD I BE WORRIED IF I HAVE AN OCULAR TUMOR?
Your doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam and order tests to determine the correct diagnosis. In some cases a biopsy may be required. Medications, laser, or surgery may be necessary.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR COMMON OCULAR TUMORS?
Depending on the type of tumor and its location, treatments may include biopsy with excision, medications, radiation, laser or freezing treatments, and in some cases referral to an oncologist for additional testing and treatments.
WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT MY DIAGNOSIS?
We are here to answer any questions you have and during your visit we will perform a thorough exam. Call us or schedule an appointment.