Eye Cancer


Eyeball Tumors,

Tumors of the eyes are the secondary spread of cancer from various parts of the body like the Lungs, Breast, Bowel, and Prostate.

The common Tumors which primarily arises from Eyes are-

Basal cell carcinoma- common The eyelid tumor is called basal cell carcinoma. This tumor can grow around the eye but rarely spreads to other parts of the body.

Retinoblastoma-Common for In children, Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the retina which is the eye's light-sensitive tissue. It may arise in both eyes.

Melanoma-It arises from the uncontrolled growth of Melanocytes. Common for Adults. It happened in 60 or above aged.

Others are-Intraocular Lymphoma, Hemangioma.


Symptoms of eye cancer

.        shadows, flashes of light in your vision

·         a dark patch in your eye that's becoming bigger.

·         partial or total loss of vision.

·         bulging of one eye or both

·          Blurred vision.

·         pain in or around your eye, although this is rare.

·         A lump/growth on your eyelid or in your eye that's increasing in size.

Risk factors

Age & Gender-Eye Melanoma can happen at any age but more common in old age and it is more occurs in male than female

Ethnicity-It’s more common in Asian and Hispanic ethnicity. 

Eye color-Light color people suffer more than dark color people.

Genetic inheritance- BAP1 cancer syndrome is a rare inherited condition in which family members are at increased risk for uveal eye melanoma.

Moles-Different types of Mole on the eyes and skin can cause melanoma in the eyes. 

Family History- Uveal eye melanomas can run in some families.



·    Direct Ophthalmoscope (slit Lamp) - The slit lamp tends to have more magnification and looks direct into patients’ eyes with magnification.

·         A Gonioscopy lens is a special mirrored lens that is placed on the cornea. It can be used to look for tumor growth in areas of the eye.

·         X-ray, MRI-create images of eyes and help to locate Tumors and their size. Also, help- To help find a suspicious area that might be cancer

·         -To help determine the stage (extent) of cancer.

·         Ultrasound is a very common test used to help diagnose eye melanomas. Ultrasound uses sound waves and their echoes to take pictures of internal organs or masse.

·         Optical coherence Tomography-Creat a light wave to visualized the total picture of Tumors.

·         Fluorescence Angiography-This, This helps the doctor to see the blood vessels inside the eye. Although melanomas.

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