Ocular Cancer

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.

Earlier Detection of Iris Melanocytic Tumors Needed

Especially in Europe and North America where ultraviolet exposure is high, efforts to improve access to eye care may promote better outcomes.

Uveal Melanoma More Common in Men, Higher-latitude Locations

The overall incidence rate in Germany was 6.41 per million, with an almost 10 per million difference between northeastern and southwestern states, study finds.

Upcoming Events

December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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