The Latest from Dr. Finger's Desk

NYECC Acquires the First OCT2 Machine for Clinical Use in United States

The New York Eye Cancer Center is thrilled to announce it is the first clinic in the United States to use the state-of-art OCT2 imaging machine from Heidelberg Engineering. The machine was publicly released earlier this year and installed at NYECC the week before Christmas. It reflects Dr. Finger’s continuing commitment to provide cutting-edge, next-generation eye cancer care. Dr. Finger [..] Read More…

In 2015, Dr. Finger Wrote the Book on Eye Cancer

Dr. Paul Finger of the New York Eye Cancer Center is honored to be the sole author of all eye cancer sections in the latest edition of the Manual of Clinical Oncology. Published last September, the Manual is an essential reference text for clinicians treating and caring for oncology patients anywhere on the globe. The [..] Read More…

Welcome to the Next Generation of Eye Cancer Care

New York Eye Cancer Center Director Dr. Paul T. Finger has practiced medicine for over 30 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re set in our ways. Research into eye cancer is moving at breakneck speed, and the NYECC is always working to set the curve. We’re proud to announce the completion of two projects to [..] Read More…

Dr. Finger Among Newsweek’s Top Cancer Doctors of 2015

Dr. Paul Finger has been named one of the top cancer doctors of 2015 in the United States by Newsweek. The magazine compiles its annual list through peer nominations and extensive research conducted by Castle Connolly Medical LTD: “The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with [..] Read More…

10-Year Study of Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Therapy For Macular Radiation Retinopathy

Dr. Finger’s latest research, co-authored with Kimberly J. Chin and Ekaterina A. Semenova, was published in the European Journal of Ophthalmology. It was made available in PDF and EPUB eBook formats earlier this year. Download it below. Download an EPUB eBook of This Study Download a PDF of This Study Here is the opening summary of this [..] Read More…

You Don’t Have To Lose Your Vision From Radiation Retinopathy

Through his extensive research, Dr. Finger has shown that not all radiation techniques for treating eye cancer are equal. Though all radiation treatments kill cancer cells, there are significant dose-related differences in the severity and distribution of side effects depending on the technique. For example, as early as 1990, Dr. Finger’s research showed that compared [..] Read More…

Periodic Evaluations Key to Catching Spread of Eye Cancer

Although ocular melanoma can spread to other parts of the body, it is important to know that most patients do not develop metastases. However, because there is a risk, we highly recommend initial and follow up systemic evaluations. At The New York Eye Cancer Center, we suggest patients have a complete physical examination at the [..] Read More…

Research Leads to Pioneering Treatment of Most Common Eye Tumors

Choroidal melanoma is the most common eye cancer in adults, and Dr. Finger’s research has been key to developing treatments. Download the PDF Here Even so, it is still extremely rare. Annually, 4-6 people per million in the US are diagnosed with choroidal melanoma, and it is found in 10-12 people per million in Australia, [..] Read More…

Three Keys to Treating Conjunctival Tumors

Dr. Finger’s research of conjunctiva tumors leads to three important points. The first surgery offers the best chance for a cure. Larger tumors require more complex multi-modality treatments. Eyes and vision can be salvaged through the use of radiation.

Better Treatment Option for Tumors of the Iris

Iris melanoma is a relatively rare form of eye cancer. Dr. Finger chaired a multi-center, internet-assisted, international study that staged and described the clinical and pathologic characteristics of biopsy proven malignant melanoma of the iris. As a result, he has extensive knowledge of this type of cancer.

Patient Stories

"Very well treated by Dr. Finger. He explained everything I needed to know about my issue with detail and attention, putting me at ease and giving me confidence to handle this problem for the rest of my life.”

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