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.

Lacrimal Gland Cancers Need More Attention

Early detection is critical for these malignancies.

Even Small Delays in Uveal Melanoma Treatment Affect Outcomes

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

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.

Study Identifies Unique Features of Ocular Melanoma in Kids

Conjunctival melanoma had the highest mortality rate followed by some uveal melanomas.

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.

A Nose for News

An exam of the adnexa and face can help identify possible tumors.

Skin Tone Predicts Uveal Melanoma Outcomes

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

Obese Patients with Uveal Melanoma Fare Better

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

OCT Can Help Diagnose Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia

The technology has been shown to effectively differentiate between malignancy and benign pterygia.

Upcoming Events

June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
Location: The Palm Nashville, TN
Presenters: Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA
Time: 6:15pm CT

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June 20, 2024

Current Thinking in Dry Eye Disease: Contemporary Perspectives on a Complex Condition
Location: Morton's The Steakhouse, Nashville, TN
Presenters: David Kading, OD, and Jessilin Quint, OD
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:00pm CT

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June 21, 2024

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Location: Morton's The Steakhouse, Nashville, TN
Presenters: Steven Ferrucci, OD, and Lucas Lindsell, OD, MD
Presentation: 7:00pm CT

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