Scientists and physicians at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) have developed innovative eye and vision-sparing treatments for adults and children who have tumors of the eyelids, conjunctiva, iris, ciliary body, retina, choroid, and optic nerve.
All patients coming to the Ocular Oncology Service at NYEE receive a comprehensive eye examination and specialized tests to aid in tumor diagnosis and treatment. Patients further benefit from the hospital's premier ocular pathology department, offering advanced cytology, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry diagnostic services.
Research at NYEE has lead to important advances in the treatment of ocular tumors. One is a treatment for managing blood vessels associated with tumor growth and radiation treatments to the eye. Another, brachytherapy for orbital tumors, involves temporary radioactive eye plaques (rice-sized radioactive "seeds" placed intraocularly near the tumor) to destroy cancerous tissue, limit radiation side effects, and save the eye. It has become the most widely used treatment for choroidal melanoma.
- choroidal melanoma
- uveal melanoma
- other tumors involving the eyelids, conjunctiva, iris, ciliary body, retina, choroid and optic nerve