What is Eye Tumor?

Malignant tumors from other parts of the body can spread in and around the eye. These tumors may never be discovered unless they affect vision, are visible to the patient, or push the eye forward. The most common location for ocular metastasis, in the vascular layer called the choroid (choroidal metastasis) within the eye. Cancer metastasis that appear in and around the eye are usually from a breast cancer (in women) and lung cancer (in men). Other less common sites of origin include the prostate, the kidney, the thyroid, and gastrointestinal tract. Blood cell cancer (lymphoma and leukemia) can also metastasize to the eye and orbit. Once a patient is diagnosed with choroidal metastasis, we try to find where it came from. In 18% of patients, we do not find the source of choroidal metastasis. In these cases, we may have to biopsy the ocular tumor and look at its cell-type.’

Treatment of Eye Tumors
Types of Tumors Managed
  • Eyelid and periocular tumors
  • Conjunctival tumors
  • Other ocular surface tumors
  • Iris tumors
  • Ciliary body tumors
  • Chorodal tumors
  • Retinal tumors
  • Other intraocular tumors
  • Orbital tumors
  • Optic nerve tumors
Common Tumors Managed

  • Sebaceous Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid
  • Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
  • Conjunctival Melanoma
  • Iris Melanoma
  • Ciliary Body Melanoma
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Metastasis
  • Choroidal Hemangioma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Lymphoma
  • All structural Orbital Tumors
  • Orbital Metastasis