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Ocular Oncology Center
Nationally recognized as a leader in research and patient care for eye cancer.
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We understand how an eye problem affects daily living, whether it’s keeping you from doing what you love or causing anxiety. Our physicians subspecialize in malignant (cancerous) and benign (noncancerous) tumors in, on and around the eye. Their deep knowledge and experience in treating these conditions means you can stay closer to home for world-class care. In addition to leading-edge research, our experts deliver each patient a comprehensive evaluation and recommendations for the best treatment options available.
ACTIVE AND VIBRANT RESEARCH
We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.
The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.
We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.
Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.
REFERRING A PATIENT
Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.
We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed of your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.
To refer a patient, call 513-585-UCCC.
Conditions We Treat
With research and experience, we’re helping patients like you overcome ocular cancers every day.
- Astrocytic Hamartomas of Tuberous Sclerosis
- Choroidal Hemangioma
- Choroidal Osteoma
- Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium
- Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium
- Conjunctival Hemangioma
- Conjunctival Lymphoma
- Conjunctival Melanoma
- Conjunctival Nevus
- Conjunctival Primary and Secondary Acquired Melanosis
- Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Extra Ophthalmic Primary Cancer Metastatic to the Eye
- Eye Cancer
- Primary Uveal Lymphoma
- Primary Vitreoretinal Lymphoma
- Iris Pigment Epithelium Cyst
- Iris Stromal Cyst
- Limbal Conjunctival Dermoid
- Retinal Astrocytoma
- Retinal Hemangioma
- Uveal Lymphoma
- Uveal Melanoma
- Uveal Nevus
Renowned Ocular Oncology Program
Ongoing Clinical Research
Our patients have access to robust clinical trials, including studies on retinoblastoma and primary intraocular malignant melanoma.
Accurate Diagnostic Tools
The right treatment starts with accurate diagnosis. We’re leaders in subspecialized procedures, like fine needle aspiration that identifies malignant intraocular tumors.
With treatments like chemotherapeutic drugs into or around the eye, and radioactive plaque therapy, we’re able to provide our patients with more innovative options.
HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
Donations from people like you make the difference.
By advancing medicine, our life-changing research and treatments help countless patients here and around the world. Please donate today.