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Ocular tumors


Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that primarily affects young children. It originates in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. Retinoblastoma is usually caused by genetic mutations that result in the uncontrolled growth of cells in the retina.

Common symptoms include a white glow in the pupil (called “cat’s eye reflex”), strabismus (crossed eyes), poor vision, or a red, painful eye.

Treatment options depend on the stage and extent of the cancer but may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, laser therapy, cryotherapy, or surgical removal of the affected eye. Early detection and prompt treatment are crucial for the best outcomes in retinoblastoma cases.



Choroidal melanoma

Choroidal melanoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening form of cancer that develops in the choroid, the layer of tissue located at the back of the eye. It arises from melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells.

Choroidal melanoma often has no early symptoms but may eventually cause blurred vision, visual disturbances, or a noticeable dark spot on the retina.

Treatment options include radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of both, depending on the size, location, and stage of the tumor. Regular monitoring and follow-up with an Ophthalmologist are crucial for managing choroidal melanoma.