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.
02/21/2024

Lacrimal Gland Cancers Need More Attention

Early detection is critical for these malignancies.
11/29/2023

Even Small Delays in Uveal Melanoma Treatment Affect Outcomes

Increasing time between diagnosis and intervention was associated with a higher risk of metastatic death.
11/24/2023

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.
11/17/2023

Study Identifies Unique Features of Ocular Melanoma in Kids

Conjunctival melanoma had the highest mortality rate followed by some uveal melanomas.
11/16/2023

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.
11/15/2023

A Nose for News

An exam of the adnexa and face can help identify possible tumors.
11/15/2023

Skin Tone Predicts Uveal Melanoma Outcomes

Metastasis is more common in patients with the Fitzpatrick type I, study finds.
10/03/2023

Obese Patients with Uveal Melanoma Fare Better

An elevated BMI and consequent increased serum leptin levels reduce metastasis and mortality risk, study finds.
04/13/2023

OCT Can Help Diagnose Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia

The technology has been shown to effectively differentiate between malignancy and benign pterygia.
03/27/2023

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
Program: 7
:00pm CT

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June 21, 2024

SYFOVRE (pegcetacoplan injection) What every OD should know
Location: Morton's The Steakhouse, Nashville, TN
Presenters: Steven Ferrucci, OD, and Lucas Lindsell, OD, MD
Presentation: 7:00pm CT

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