Eye neoplasm

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Eye neoplasm
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 C69.
ICD-9 190
MeSH D005134

Ocular oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors relating to the eye and its adnexa. Eye cancer can affect all parts of the eye.

Eye cancers might start in the eye and it can metastatic cancer (spread to the eye from another organ). The two most common cancers that spread to the eye from another organ are breast cancer and lung cancer. Other less common sites of origin include the prostate, kidney, thyroid, skin, colon and blood or bone marrow.

This cancer is most common in children. There is a 95% of finding a cure for this cancer.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kim JW, Abramson DH, Dunkel IJ (2007). "Current management strategies for intraocular retinoblastoma". Drugs 67 (15): 2173–2185. PMID 17927283.