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Pd-103 versus I-125 Plaque: Comparison of 319 Cases

November 24, 2014

The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) consensus guidelines for plaque radiation therapy of choroidal melanoma suggests all centers perform preoperative comparative dosimetry prior to selecting which seeds or sources are used for treatment. Thus, the relative radiation dose to critical structure... Read More


2014 Guidelines for Plaque Radiation Therapy

August 29, 2014

2014 Guidelines for Plaque Radiation Therapy for Choroidal Melanoma and Retinoblastoma Published The American Brachytherapy Society asked Dr. Finger to form a committee to study clinical eye plaque radiation therapy in an effort to develop modern consensus guidelines. To broadly reflect current in... Read More


Eye Cancer Foundation - International Fellowships

May 24, 2014

The Eye Cancer Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)3) charitable organization announces a second year of international fellowships. These scholarships are designed to: 1) Offer ophthalmic oncology to underserved countries.2) Promote distribution of knowledge/experience within our community.3) Promote mu... Read More


Palladium-103 versus Iodine-125: Which is Better for your Eye?

April 13, 2014

Original research just published in the Journal of Radiation Oncology, compares the relative,clinical intraocular dose distribution for palladium-103versus iodine-125 seeds in gold-plaques for ophthalmic radiationtherapy. The authors examined 319 consecutive uveal melanomastreated between 2006 and ... Read More


Plaque Therapy for Large (T3 and T4) Sized Choroidal Melanoma

December 3, 2013

Having a LARGE choroidal melanoma no longer means you have to lose your eye. Researchers at The New York Eye Cancer Center have found treatment with palladium-103 plaque radiation therapy offered acceptable rates of choroidal melanoma tumor control and that most patients kept there eye. Recently pu... Read More


Palladium-103 Radiation Therapy for Small Choroidal Melanoma

November 6, 2013

Management decisions for SMALL choroidal melanomas are more complicated. This is because, while many studies have shown that the risk for metastasis is lower for small melanomas, the complication rates for radiation treatment are viewed, grouped and reported for all sizes. However, studies have sho... Read More


Bilateral Angiomatosis of the Iris

November 3, 2013

Therapeutic Challenge History: A 65-year old white female was sent to the New York Eye Cancer Center with a history of recurrent spontaneous hyphemas in her left eye. They started 2.5 years ago and she has had 4 episodes. Ophthalmic Examination: Visual acuity was measured to be 20/16 in the right... Read More


Extrascleral Tumor Extension of Choroidal Melanoma

October 23, 2013

Sometimes a choroidal melanoma can eat through the wall of the eye and extend into the orbit. In these cases, it is reasonable to assume that microscopically small cancer cells are left behind in the orbit after enucleation surgery. This "just published" research reports on a new method to treat tho... Read More


Think of Sunglasses as Sunblock for your Eyes™

August 5, 2013

Our charitable organization, The Eye Cancer Foundation supports this web site and wants to help you remember to wear your sunglasses. That is why we created these special ultraviolet "UV" sensitive bracelets. They turn purple in the sunlight. Of course, you should always wear sunglasses outside, but... Read More


Facebook! The Eye Cancer Network - Patient Forum

May 24, 2013

The Eye Cancer Network Bulletin Board is now located on Facebook. The postings on this forum are only seen by members of the forum. This venue is already very active. There are posts from old and new patients. There are opportunities to help each other. Feel free to join us at: https://www.facebook... Read More

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