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Eye Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Many times, eye cancer does not have symptoms in the early stages. When it does have signs, they vary from person to person.

If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Loss of vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Flashes and floaters (an object in the field of vision)
  • Pigmented (dark) area on the conjunctiva
  • A small, firm, raised lump with a lesion in the center on the eyelid
  • Ulceration of the eyelid
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Brown or pigmented lesion on the eyelid
  • Sty that does not heal
  • Growing dark spot on iris
  • Change in pupil shape or size
  • Change of eyeball position or the way eye moves
  • Bulging of eye
  • Double vision
  • Orbital or ocular pain
  • Excessive tearing, bloody tears

These symptoms do not always mean you have ocular cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with eye cancer, it’s important to be seen by experts. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Latest eye cancer treatments, including specialized surgical techniques to remove cancer but save the eye, proton therapy, targeted therapies, advanced reconstructive surgery for eyelid and orbital cancer
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques including sentinel lymph node biopsy, ultrasound biomicroscopy, confocal biomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Skilled, highly specialized eye surgeons and reconstructive surgeons who have dedicated many years of their career to exclusively treat cancer
  • We treat more eye cancers than most centers
  • Team approach to treating eye cancers
  • Clinical trials of leading-edge treatments for eye cancer

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