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Cancers We Treat

The principal types of eye tumors evaluated and managed in the UC Cancer Institute Ocular Oncology Center include:

  • tumors inside the eye (intraocular)
  • tumors on the surface of the eye (epibulbar)
  • tumors of the skin of the eyelid
  • tumors on the eye socket or behind the eye (orbital)
  • central nervous system tumors with eye manifestations

Tumors may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).

Intraocular (Inside of Eye) Tumors

Malignant intraocular tumors include:

  • Uveal (choroidal, ciliochorioidal, iris) melanoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Extraopthalmic primary cancer metastatic to the eye
  • Primary intraocular lymphoma

Benign intraocular tumors include (but are not limited to):

  • Uveal nevus
  • Choroidal hemangioma
  • Retinal hemangioma
  • Retinal astrocytoma
  • Choroidal osteoma
  • Congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigment epithelium

Epibulbar (Surface of Eye) Tumors

Malignant epibulbar tumors include:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of conjunctiva
  • Malignant melanoma of conjunctiva
  • Primary conjuntival hemangioma

Benign epibulbar tumors include (but are not limited to):

  • Conjunctival nevus
  • Limbal conjunctival dermoid
  • Conjunctival hemangioma

Eyelid Tumors

Malignant eyelid tumors include:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Sebaceous carcinoma
  • Malignant melanoma

Benign eyelid tumors include (but are not limited to):

  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin tags

Orbital (Eye Socket or Behind Eye) Tumors

Malignant orbital tumors include:

  • Primary orbital lymphoma
  • Extraopthamalic cancer metastatic to the orbit
  • Lacimal gland carcinoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcma of the orbit

Benign orbital tumors include (but are not limited to):

  • Orbital hemangioma
  • Optic nerve glioma
  • Optic nerve sheath meningioma

Central Nervous System Tumors with Eye Manifestations

Malignant central nervous system tumors include:

  • Glioblastoma (malignant glioma)
  • Extraophthalmic cancer metastatic to the brain
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Pineoblastoma

Benign central nervous system tumors include (but are not limited to):

  • Sphenoid wing meningioma
  • Astrocytic tubers of tuberous sclerosis
  • Pituitary adenoma