Information About Ocular Oncology Retinal Conditions

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We have options for treating ocular metastases for patients who have cancer in another organ (like the breast or lung) that spreads to the eye.

A choroidal nevus is a collection of pigmented or non-pigmented cells in the choroid, the vascular layer of the eye, that can grow into a melanoma.

Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) is a flat, pigmented spot in the outer layer of the retina at the back of the eye.

There are many different forms of both leukemia and lymphoma, and they affect the eyes in different ways for both children and adult patients at RCH.

Iris nevi (freckles) or clusters of melanocytes in the iris are generally not a problem, but they can evolve into malignant tumors.

Uveal melanoma is a malignant tumor in the pigmented layers of the eye. It is possible to save the eye and vision for nearly all patients.

Vascular tumors of the eye arise from blood vessels in various layers of the eye. They are not malignant but can cause vision loss.

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