Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Cancer

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Eye cancer can spread to the optic nerve, the brain and the whole body.So, it is very important to make early diagnosis and eye cancer treatment. Melanoma spreads via blood vessels to distant organs of the body. Ophthalmologists and pathologists play an important role in the diagnosis and eye cancer treatment. They can determine the extent and progression of the tumor.

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There are many ways for the eye cancer treatment. Eye cancer treatment depends on the extent, advancement, size, diagnosis and aggressiveness of the tumor. Eye cancer treatments include:

  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Laser therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Freezing

Small tumors can be treated by freezing and laser treatment. In some cases, it is possible that after removing tumor, vision is preserved. Radiation therapy, however, is most advanced eye cancer treatment technique .If an eye cancer is advanced and it becomes necessary to remove eye tumor then plastic surgeons perform reconstructive eye cancer surgery.Today,artificial eyes or implants move almost naturally and normally and are indistinguishable from natural eyes although they do not see.

In case of families with eye cancer history, early detection and preventive measures for cancer can help to alleviate some anxiety symptoms and thus minimize damage.

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