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Ocular Cancer

Effect of UV Radiation on Ocular Melanoma Differs Between Parts of the Eye

A large study linked greater exposure to an increased risk of ciliary body/iris melanoma, but a reduced risk of choroidal melanoma.
February 21, 2024

Lacrimal Gland Cancers Need More Attention

Early detection is critical for these malignancies.
November 29, 2023

Even Small Delays in Uveal Melanoma Treatment Affect Outcomes

Increasing time between diagnosis and intervention was associated with a higher risk of metastatic death.
November 24, 2023

Uveal Melanoma Outcomes Not Impacted by Medicaid Status

While other cancer results may be limited by access to proper care, that wasn’t the case for this ocular manifestation.
November 17, 2023

Study Identifies Unique Features of Ocular Melanoma in Kids

Conjunctival melanoma had the highest mortality rate followed by some uveal melanomas.
November 16, 2023

Financial Disparities Affect Ocular Cancer Presentation

More advanced disease was found in patients on Medicaid or uninsured, as well as those in lower income quartiles.
November 15, 2023

Skin Tone Predicts Uveal Melanoma Outcomes

Metastasis is more common in patients with the Fitzpatrick type I, study finds.
October 3, 2023

Obese Patients with Uveal Melanoma Fare Better

An elevated BMI and consequent increased serum leptin levels reduce metastasis and mortality risk, study finds.
April 13, 2023

OCT Can Help Diagnose Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia

The technology has been shown to effectively differentiate between malignancy and benign pterygia.
March 27, 2023

Smoking Associated With Increased Risk of Eyelid Cancer, Study Suggests

Findings also identified basal cell carcinoma as the most common eyelid malignancy in the country.
September 29, 2022