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Eyecancerinfo.com is an educational web-site established to provide patients, their families and healthcare professionals with information on the diagnosis and treatment of eye cancer, eye tumors, and diseases of the eye.

There are a number of excellent institutions and departments in the world that specialize in the diagnosis and management of cancer. Some of these departments have developed particular expertise in specific neoplasms, such as breast cancer, cutaneous melanoma, lung cancer, bowel cancer, brain tumors, and others. Eye tumors are considered to be rare. The Ocular Oncology Service of Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, is one of the few departments in the world that deal exclusively with eye tumors. Through careful clinical and basic research and by providing the latest treatments available, they continue to assume a leading role in the field of Ocular Oncology.

Because of the rarity of eye tumors, patients generally travel long distances to seek expert opinion and treatment, especially ones that can potentially have a serious effect on their life. Each week the Ocular Oncology Service examines patients that travel from all regions of the United States and foreign countries. Over the past quarter century, 18,000 patients with ocular tumors and simulating conditions have been treated on the Ocular Oncology Service. The professional and compassionate approach used by the physicians and staff provide comfort and satisfaction for their patients. The members of the Ocular Oncology Service are committed to win the struggle for life and sight by providing the best possible care for patients with eye tumors.

AAOP Meeting in Atlanta Podcast
Carol Shields, MD shares tips for diagnosing and managing pigmented conjunctival lesions. Click on Ophthalmology Times to hear podcast.
Resources for Eye Cancer, Eye Tumors and
Conditions of the Eye.
The Eye Tumor Research Foundation is a foundation devoted to research in eye cancers and eye tumors in an effort to win the struggle for life and sight.
Information about Retinoblastoma from the specialist in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Institute.
Information about Malignant Melanoma from the specialist in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Institute.
Publications about eye cancer, eye tumors and diseases of the eye authored by Carol L Shields, MD and Jerry A. Shields, MD.

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eye cancer photos Eyelid and Conjunctival Tumors

1. Deep Eyelid Capillary Hemangioma: Capillary hemangioma involving deep aspect of the upper eyelid nasally
2. Benign Tumors of the Epidermis: Sessile papilloma in a 63-year-old woman.
3. Slightly pedunculated papilloma with a mildly excoriated surface in a 72-year-old man
4. Pilomatrixoma: Blue-colored lesion deep to the eyebrow in a 16-year-old boy
5. Pilomatrixoma: Reddish lesion in the eyelid beneath the eyebrow in a 39-year-old woman
6. Pigmented melanocytic nevus on the skin of the lower eyelid in a 15-year-old girl.
7. Pigmented melanocytic nevus on the margin of the lower eyelid in a 46-year-old woman

Intraocular Tumors

1. Free-floating cyst in the anterior chamber of the right eye in a 12-year-old girl.
2. Lesion shown with patient lying on the right side.
3. Diffuse Iris Melanoma: Aquired hyerchromic heterochromia in a 52-year-old man.
4. Iris of the normal left eye. The color of the iris is blue.
5. Diffuse Iris Melanoma: Pateint with diffuse iris melanoma.

Orbital Tumors

1. Orbital Involvement with Allergic Fungal Sinusitis due to Aspergillosis.
2. Axial computed tomography showing contrast-enhancing soft-tissue lesion filling and expanding the ethmoid sinus, sphenoid sinus, and nasal cavity and encroaching on both orbits.
3. Benign Tumors of the Epidermis: Sessile papilloma-Pink tumor on the upper eyelid.
4. Slightly pedunculated papilloma with a mildly excoriated surface in a 72-year-old man
5. Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma: Proptosis of the right eye in a 39-year-old woman with an optic nerve sheath meninggioma.
6. Coronal magnetic resonance imaging of the patient revealing a round mass.
7. Malignant histiocytosis. Extensive superior orbital involvement in a young adult male.

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