Eye Cancer Surgery
Cancer is no longer a dreaded word. Thanks to the advancement in the technology in the medical field. Treatments for eye cancer are available and the success rate of these treatments is quite high if the cancerous tumor is detected in the early stages. Eye cancer has two categories. One is primary eye cancer category and the other is malignant eye cancer category. Primary eye cancer can be defined as the cancer that originates in the eye itself whereas malignant eye cancer can be defined as the cancer that spreads to the eye from other body parts. Usually, the symptoms of eye cancer are found in the later stages of cancer. If one undergoes regular eye check-up, cancerous tumor in the eye can be detected early and treated successfully. Eye cancer that develops in the early age is called as retinoblastoma and eye cancer that develops in the adult age is called as ocular melanoma. According to a survey conducted in the North America, 325 children were diagnosed with eye cancer per year and the success rate of the treatment exceeded 95% due to early detection of the cancerous tumor in the eye.
Eye cancer treatments:
There are fundamental three treatments that are widely used to treat any type of cancer. These three treatments are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. As per the requirements, these treatments can be used in combinations.
Eye cancer surgery:
Depending upon where the location of tumor is in the eye, surgery can include removal of tumor or removal of some part of the eye or removal of the entire eye. However, the option of removal of entire eye is considered only when there is no other solution available and if the entire eye is not removed then it can possess threat to other parts of the body.
Here also, depending upon the location of tumor in the eye surgery is performed.
Above are mentioned surgeries that are used to remove the tumor of the eye by removal of the part of the eye.
Artificial eye implants can be fitted after six weeks of surgery. The process is called as prosthesis.
Above are mentioned types of eye cancer surgery.