Tumors involving vision are usually secondary tumors that are caused by cancers that have spread from other areas of the body, such as the breast, lung, bowel, or prostate. Two types of primary tumors begin within the eye itself:
- Retinoblastoma: cancer of the retina that occurs in children
- Melanoma: uncontrolled growth of cells called melanocytes, most frequently in adults aged 60 to 65
Beyond damaging vision, eye tumors can spread to other areas of the body. Therefore, it is critical that you seek the expertise of the eye care team at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System, to properly diagnose and treat your eye tumor.
Symptoms of tumors involving vision include:
- Blurry vision
- Bulging of one eye
- Dark patch in your eye that increases in size over time
- Lump on your eyelid or eye that increases in size over time
- Partial or complete loss of vision
- Shadows, flashes of light, or wiggly lines in your vision
Why Choose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute?
Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report. When you choose us for your eye care, you will receive the best care in the nation in a compassionate setting.
Team Approach to Care. If cancer threatens your vision, you need swift, effective action to preserve your sight and health. Our eye care team partners with University of Miami cancer specialists to ensure the best possible outcome.