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  •   Eye cancer is a relatively rare malignancy occurs in the eyes. Eye cancer can be divided into eyelid cancer and intraocular cancer according to the sites. Eye cancer is often occurs in a single eye first, subsequently spread to another eye, the incidence of which varies in different age. Eye cancer usually caused by genetic factors or genetic mutations of the patients themselves.

    Eye Cancer Symptoms

      Eye cancer symptoms

      1、Patient's eyelid usually has obvious mass when the cancer is happen in the eyelid which will affect their range of visions. Some serious cases may occur to mass broken or ulceration and lead to more severe symptoms.

      2、When the tumors are located inside the eyes, they usually are retinoblastoma and choroidal melanoma, which mainly presented with ocular high pressure, eye pain, headache and poor eye sight.

      3、Orbital tumors, such as the lacrimal tumor, optic nerve glioma, generally perform as eye pain accompanied by tears, proptosis or eye movement disorders and decreased eye sights.

      Other symptoms of eye cancer

      1、Emergence of binocular asymmetry or esotropia

      2、Color of one eye is different from another

      3、The pupil has white spots in general illumination

      Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind that early detection and early treatment are the basic principles for eye cancer treatment. Once suspected eye cancer symptoms are emerged, one should go to the regular hospital for professional examination promptly.

  •   Eye cancer is a rare malignant tumor, but if eyes are not reflex normally, eyeballs are prominent, or any masses are appeared in the eyes, one should go to department of ophthalmology for detail examinations for eye cancer.

    Eye Cancer Diagnosis

      Diagnostic methods of eye cancer

      1、Professional ophthalmologic examination: Doctors mainly check the location, size, shape, hardness, tenderness of the tumor and the adjacent tissue adhesion in the eyelids and orbits. Also, auscultation on noise near the eyelids and orbits should be done. In addition, doctors have to check if the cancer has local and distant metastases. If necessary, related doctors should be invited to have a combined consultation to distinguish if the tumor is a primary or metastatic one.

      2、Check the eyesight, range of vision, direction and degree of the proptosis, movements of the eyes, pressure of the eyes, and fundus of the eyes in all sides. Have a scleral transillumination or radionuclide determination of 32P, or type B ultrasonic examination in a pinch.

      3、Have an X-ray examination for the orbital bone and optic foramen. If economic condition is permitted, have an orbital venography, CT scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

      4、Have a general examination, and check the liver and renal function if it is necessary.

      5、Do a biopsy.

      Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind that if one is diagnosed with eye cancer with related examination, he should go to regular hospitals for treatment promptly.

  •   Eye cancer is a very rare malignant tumor, but people still need to pay more attention to it. Eye cancer experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou point out that, once diagnosed with eye cancer, patients shall never be caught up in panic, but promptly go to the regular hospital for treatments.

    Eye Cancer Treatment

      Traditional treatments of eye cancer

      1、 Surgery

      Surgical operation excision is the most commonly used method for the treatment of eye cancer. If canceration is limited to the nictitating membrane, full extraction operation from the root of nictitating membrane shall be carried out; if canceration is occurred in the conjunctiva and has not yet invaded into deep tissues, then wide scale excision shall still cover the surrounding tissues, meanwhile, the part closed to the nictitating membrane area is also removed; if canceration occurs in the surface of eyeball, then careful consultation shall firstly be carried out and then decide the operation of full eyeball excision; if canceration has invaded into eyeball and the orbit, it is necessary to remove all tissues including margo palpebrae and its surrounding skins, muscles and connective tissues, etc.

      2、 Radiotherapy

      Appling x-ray, γ-ray, cable and electron beam to irradiate cancer tissue can maximally kill cancer cells and destroy tumor tissue.

      3、 Chemotherapy

      Chemotherapy applies chemical drugs to kill cancer cells or inhibit cancer cell growth or reproduction. Selective application of chemotherapy prior to or after operation can increase therapeutic effect of operation and also improve the quality of life of patients with eye cancer.

      Chinese medicine treating eye cancer

      Chinese medicine treatment can be run through the whole treatment course of patients with eye cancer: it can strengthen the body resistance, regulate respiration and circulation system and enhance immune function; it can be used alone or combined with operation, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, etc.; it can inhibit tumor growth and improve the life quality of the patients.

      In different period, eye cancer treatment shall also take different approaches. Eye cancer experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou point out that, because the traditional single treatment'effect is relatively weak, therefore, eye cancer experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou would also apply combination of minimally invasive treatment technology with interventional therapy, radioactive particle implantation, etc. as per patients' actual conditions, so that achieve better therapeutic effects.

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