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What causes eye cancer?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

The cause of most cancers is truly unknown although there are inciting factors like smoking.
Cancer can occur in any dividing cell and the eye does have such cells. Cancer seems to be a mistake in cellular division. Cancer in the eye can come from this and also some cancers elsewhere can spread to the eye (metastasis).

In brief: Unknown

The cause of most cancers is truly unknown although there are inciting factors like smoking.
Cancer can occur in any dividing cell and the eye does have such cells. Cancer seems to be a mistake in cellular division. Cancer in the eye can come from this and also some cancers elsewhere can spread to the eye (metastasis).
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uv radiation

Although the main cause of eye cancer is not yet known but exposure to ultraviolet rays, weak immune system, and retinoblastoma are some of the reasons which could result in eye cancers.
Color of eyes: people having the eye colors of blue, grey, or green are prone of having melanoma. Melanoma is common in those who have abnormal brown spots in eyes, the other causes are uv radiation, moles, genetic.

In brief: Uv radiation

Although the main cause of eye cancer is not yet known but exposure to ultraviolet rays, weak immune system, and retinoblastoma are some of the reasons which could result in eye cancers.
Color of eyes: people having the eye colors of blue, grey, or green are prone of having melanoma. Melanoma is common in those who have abnormal brown spots in eyes, the other causes are uv radiation, moles, genetic.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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