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Don’t Forget Sunglasses: Think of them as Sunblock for Your Eyes

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. The holiday traditionally kicks off the summer season. That means boating out on the lake, lazy days at the beach, yard work, and long road trips. As you get ready for all of your summer activities, you’ll probably run by the store and pick up some sunscreen [..] Read More…




What to Expect: Eye Plaque Radiation Therapy (Video)

Radiation plaque therapy is the most common treatment for melanoma inside the eye. This eye and vision sparing treatment utilizes a metallic plaque, sometime called a “radiation implant” or “radioactive source.” The doctor surgically implants the plaque on the wall of the eye, covering the base of the intraocular tumor. The implant remains in place [..] Read More…




New Study Highlights Promising Treatment for Patients with Iris Melanoma

A new study by Dr. Sonal Chaugule and Dr. Paul Finger has identified a promising treatment for patients diagnosed with iris melanoma. This is a first study describing regression characteristics in published literature. Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults. Iris melanoma is the rarest cancer in this family, making up [..] Read More…




Chinese Family Takes Long Journey to Save Daughter’s Eyes

Lulu was less than 2 months old when doctors in China diagnosed her with retinoblastoma. When doctors located tumors in her eyes, they scheduled her to have her eyes removed that afternoon. But her parents, who are both blind, were determined to do everything in their power to save their daughter’s eyes. “My husband and [..] Read More…




New Treatment Option for Patients with Radiation Macular Degeneration

A recent study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology  by Dr. Richard Kaplan, Dr. Sonal S Chaugule, and Dr. Paul Finger introduces a new treatment option for patients with radiation macular degeneration that no can no longer be controlled with maximum, standard anti-VEGF medication. Radiation macular degeneration is the most common cause of permanent [..] Read More…




2017 Eye Cancer Working Day a Huge Success

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day, hosted by The Eye Cancer Foundation, International Society of Ocular Oncology, and American Joint committee on Cancer took place on March 24th, 2017 at International Convention Center, Sydney, Australia. The working day provided a unique opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around the world to work together, face-to-face. The [..] Read More…




Developing a Common Language for Eye Cancer Specialists

Led by its chair Dr. Paul Finger, The Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force (OOTF) is building a foundation of multicenter, international consensus guidelines to allow for better communication and patient care. Along with the AJCC and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), [..] Read More…




Second Eye Cancer Working Day Overview and Booklet

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day will take place Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1. The Working Day provides an opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around the world to work together, face-to-face. The day will be divided into several sections, each dealing with [..] Read More…




The Basics of Ophthalmic Ultrasonography (Video)

Ultrasound imaging is an effective method to visualize tumors on, within, and behind the eye. Ocular ultrasound machines generate sound waves that are reflected back by tissue in its path. The sound waves are then translated (by a computer) into an image. Dr. Paul Finger has helped pioneer the use of ophthalmic ultrasound imaging in [..] Read More…




2017 Eye Cancer Working Day Announcement and Schedule

International Society in Ocular Oncology and The Eye Cancer Foundation will sponsor the Second Eye Cancer Working Day on the first day of the ISOO meeting, Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1. The Working Day provides an opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around [..] Read More…




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