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Eye Cancer

General Information

Types of eye cancer include:

  • Ocular melanoma – The most common type, ocular melanoma starts from pigmented cells in the eye.
  • Retinoblastoma – This type is rare and most often occurs in infants and young children.
  • Intraocular lymphoma – Seen in adults, this eye cancer starts in the eyeball and is most often non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Eye cancer causes changes in your day-to-day life. When you come to Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we strive to protect your well-being and quality of life before, during and after treatment. With naturopathic medicine and leading-edge treatment options, our fully integrated care team can help you get rid of eye cancer.

Diagnosing eye cancer symptoms

You may not experience signs of eye cancer until the disease is at a later stage. Eye cancer is usually found during regular eye exams before symptoms develop.

When you do have eye cancer symptoms, they may include:

  • Painless vision loss
  • Loss of part of your field of vision
  • Seeing squiggly lines, floaters, spots and flashes of light
  • Change in the eyeball’s position in the socket
  • Blurry vision
  • Iris discoloration
  • Crooked, wandering eyes
  • Glaucoma

Treating eye cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Our team of experts recommends eye cancer treatment that’s based on the location, stage and size of the eye cancer, as well as your personal preferences. Treatment options include:

  • High dose of radiation therapy
  • Surgery to remove the eye
  • Reconstructive surgery and implantation of an artificial eyeball
  • Application of heat, cold or laser energy
  • Radiation paired with laser therapy

We understand that experiencing changes in your vision or even losing it aren’t easy. Along with these treatments, we offer integrative therapies to care for your mind, body and spirit. We also offer a patient navigation program and supportive network for current and past patients. That way, you receive the complete care you need.

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