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What are the tests for eye cancer?

What are the tests for eye cancer?

Eye exam and others: Eye "cancers" are fairly common if the lids are included, and can range from lid tumors like basal cells, to potentially blinding and life threatening tumors like choroidal melanomas, retinoblastomas, as well as tumors spreading from another location. A thorough eye exam, and adjunctive tests like ultrasound, x-rays, and angiography are all used to diagnose ocular tumors. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of an eye cancer?

What are the symptoms of an eye cancer?

Location dependent: Cancer on the surface of the eye will cause swelling and redness with some discharge. Cancer of the retina (mostly melanoma) may affect vision and can cause inflammation in the eye. Another frequent type is metastatic usually from breast, lung or prostate. A few rare cancers may invade the interior of the eye or cause nodules on the iris. And the most common are skin cancers of the lids. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eye cancer?

What are the different types of eye cancer?

Eye cancer: The list is very long-- it includes, but is not limited to-- retinoblastoma, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma. Some eye cancer has a relatively good prognosis, especially if picked up early. Some eye cancer can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is eye cancer like and is it cureable?

What is eye cancer like and is it cureable?

Yes, eyelid skin: Uv rays damage the delicate skin of the eyelids and can lead to skin cancers there. It has to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Rarely: Most eye cancers occur in one eye. Bilateral disease can be found in retinoblastoma in infancy as this is an inherited tumor commonly but not always present in both eyes. Adults get bilateral cancer in the eye in the rare instance of simultaneous metastatic cancer from another site like breast or lung. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is such a thing as eye cancer?

I need to know if there is such a thing as eye cancer?

Yes: Two dangerous types of eye cancers are retinoblastoma and melanoma. Lymphoma is an other cancer that may affect the eye. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eyecancer.html. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as eye cancer? Is it treatable?

Is there such thing as eye cancer? Is it treatable?

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. ...Read more

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What is the reason for using ink eye for eye cancer?

What is the reason for using ink eye for eye cancer?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you mean by "eye ink". Are your referring to a special dye we inject into the veins to better look at your retina? ...Read more

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Could it be eye cancer if i'm getting more and more floaters?

Could it be eye cancer if i'm getting more and more floaters?

Retinal detachment: It is more likely due to retinal tears and detachment. See an ophthalmologist promptly before it does more damage. ...Read more

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Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

It can...: Tanning is the result of the damaging effects of ultraviolet light on the skin. If the eyes are exposed to intense uv light, the surface of the eye (cornea), lens and retina can all be damaged. Skin cancer is the most concerning risk from tanning. I would always wear eye protection when exposed to intense uv light. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Cancer (Definition)

Eye cancer is a layman term used to describe any ocular oncological issue. These incluse ocular melanoma, basal carcinoma etc. Cancers of the eye should be referred to ocular ...Read more


Dr. Steven Bowers
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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

Retinoblastoma are congenital malignant neoplasms that arise from the nuclear ...Read more