DR. FINGER'S RESEARCH

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.


Pioneering Diagnosis and Treatment of the Most Common Eye Cancer

Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular cancer in adults. Dr. Finger has dedicated years of research to this common eye cancer. As a result, he has developed pioneering techniques for diagnosing and treating this disease.


Innovations in the Treatment of Iris Melanoma

The methods for diagnosis of patients with iris, iridociliary and anterior uveal tumors have changed in recent years. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with an iris or iridociliary melanoma have undergone intraocular surgery to “cut out” the tumor. But today, Dr. Finger rarely has to remove the tumor, instead opting for destroying it with an external application [..] Read More…


Early Diagnosis Key to Treating Metastasis to the Eye

When cancer metastasizes to the eye and the orbital area, early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment offer the best chance to preserve vision. The most common sources of ocular metastasis are breast cancer, primarily in women, followed by lung cancer, primarily in men. However, other less common sources include gastrointestinal, prostate, lymphoid, leukemia, thyroid, kidney, [..] Read More…


Understanding Radiation Therapies

Radiation plays a key role in the treatment of ocular tumors. In many cases, radiation therapy offers a vision-sparing alternative to removing the eye. Dr. Finger has done extensive research in the use of eye and vision-saving radiation treatments and developed several pioneering techniques. Retina Today published Dr. Finger’s overview article on this research: “Radiation [..] Read More…


Major Study Sheds Light on Most Common Eye Cancer

Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults. Dr. Finger has been instrumental in creating The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study of Choroidal Melanoma. Download a summary of the study today: Download the PDF Here This cancer initially appears as a small freckle beneath the retina. Choroidal melanoma can grow in height and [..] Read More…


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