A 25-year-old member asked:
Is there such thing as eye cancer? is it treatable?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: There are several types of eye cancer, some more treatable than others. Children can get a certain type of cancer called retinoblastoma. A common type of cancer in adults is melanoma. There are also many types of benign eye cancers. If you are having vision problems or have been told you have an eye cancer, you should see a retina specialist, as many eye tumors affect the retina.
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Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes, Usually: Most eye cancers can be treated successfully. There are some aggressive tumors such as choroidal malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma and rare metastatic tumors that travel to the choroid (the vascular area behind the retina) that require specialized, multi-disciplinary coordinated treatment at a university center. Your ophthalmologist can arrange a consult. Early treatment is key. Don't delay.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: An inherited diorder of a gene, retinoblastoma, can result in cancer on both eyes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is there any such thing as eye cancer?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Eye cancer can happen to any number of the eye layers from eyelids in the front to brain in the back. Also other cancers undergo metastasis to the eye and surrounding tissue.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020
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