BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

When a patient is diagnosed with uveal melanoma, he or she should be evaluated by an ocular oncologist, an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating cancer of the eye.

The objective of this examination is to find out whether the uveal (or intraocular) cancer has spread to the optic nerve or nearby tissues of the eye socket, or has moved through the blood to other parts of the body.

Depends on diagnosis
When uveal...

BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

Uveal melanoma is a term with which many people may be unfamiliar. In part, that's because it's a relatively rare type of cancer, but also...