Most cancers affecting the eye and orbital area are rare and require treatment at centers familiar with the best treatment and diagnosis options. Our ophthalmologists have special training in surgical and medical treatment of all cancers of the eye and eye area. They work closely with radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and plastic surgery to deliver the best outcomes.
MD Anderson's ophthalmologists customize your treatment to include the latest technology and methods to treat eye cancer, which may include:
- Radiation therapy including proton therapy
- Targeted therapies
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy, which finds eye cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes
The latest ophthalmic reconstructive procedures to preserve function and appearance in the eye and facial area. If surgery is needed, it is done by some of the nation’s top ophthalmic surgeons and highly specialized eye reconstructive surgeons. And we are constantly researching new ways to diagnose and treat eye cancer. This means we are able to offer clinical trials of new therapies.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about eye cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Eye cancer facts
did you know?
There are more than two dozen types of eye cancer that affect different parts of the eye.
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