Ophthalmologists Called to Catch Cancers Earlier

Source: Medscape, July 2020

Significant advances in the management of eye cancer mean that early referrals to subspecialists are crucial when ophthalmologists suspect disease in their patients, two leaders in the field say.

“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to contact an ocular oncologist,” said Carol Shields, MD, from Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Improvements in prognosis and treatment are saving the eyes and lives of patients with uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma, said Timothy Murray, MD, from Ocular Oncology and Retina in Miami.

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