Ocular Cancer

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.

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.

Age, Primary Site Among Independent Risk Factors for Survival in Uveal Melanoma

Others include histological type, T-stage and treatment in patients without metastases.

Bloody Tears May Signal Malignancy

A clinical examination with lid eversion should be performed in patients presenting with this symptom to rule out other causes.

Photoreceptor Split, Subretinal Fluid Bad Omens in Choroidal Melanoma

As expected, patients with larger tumors often had more subretinal fluid, but this study also identified biomarkers for small and medium tumors.

Prevalence of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Increases With Sun Exposure

The mortality rate is low if intervention begins early in its course, however.

Emergent Glaucoma Risk Factors Secondary to Uveal Melanoma Found

Angle narrowing and anterior chamber hemorrhage were as frequent as anterior segment neovascularization.

Gene Expression Profiling May Underestimate Uveal Melanoma Outcomes

Study questions use of predicted metastasis-free survival to calculate efficacy in adjuvant therapy trials.

Study Offers Updated Predictors of Uveal Melanoma

A combination of clinical factors and established prognostic models demonstrated better classification.

Upcoming Events

September 27, 2023

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
Location: Canaletto, Las Vegas, NV
Presenters: Derek Cunningham, OD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Presentation: 7:00 PM PT

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October 3, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: Damon Dierker, OD, and Jennifer Loh, MD
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October 5, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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Presenters: Mile Brujic, OD, and Sheri Rowen, MD
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