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Post-Op: High Spirits and Great Outcomes!

Dr. Finger and one of his many happy patients in high spirits, just one week after her plaque removal. Her recent follow-ups show steady progress and her characteristic, amazing positivity! (Here she is with Dr. Finger, and googly-eyes attached to her glasses!!) This patient, along with all Dr. Finger’s patients who require plaque brachytherapy, received [..] Read More…


The ECF Establishes the First Eye Pathologist in Jordan

Prior to involvement of The Eye Cancer Foundation (ECF), Jordan had no practicing eye cancer specialists. We trained Dr. Yacoub Yousef and he established the first eye cancer referral center at The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman. After years of building this center, Dr. Yousef has trained many eye cancer specialists for the surrounding [..] Read More…


World Cancer Day 2019

For nearly 20 years, the Union for International Cancer Control has brought the world together  in a unified front against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to “unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda” (worldcancerday.org). The Eye Cancer Foundation’s [..] Read More…


New ECF Graduates Bring Their Skills to Egypt and India

Saving the Underserved in Egypt and India… We at The Eye Cancer Foundation are pleased to celebrate the graduation of our two most recent recent fellows: Dr. Puneet Jain from India and Dr. Moanes Morkos from Egypt. In traditional ECF manner, both fellows return to their country with goals to care for eye cancer patients, [..] Read More…


Free at Last!

New Radiation Instructions for Eye Plaque Patients 2018 Based on published guidelines from United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), The New York Eye Cancer Center and its affiliate New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai have agreed that patients undergoing low energy (iodine-125 or palladium-103) eye plaque radiation therapy for intraocular melanoma are [..] Read More…


ECF Fellow Presents: How to Save Eyes in Cairo, Egypt

November 22nd Cairo, Egypt: November 22nd Cairo, Egypt: Physician scholars came together for The 2nd Middle East Ophthalmic Oncology & Pediatric Retina Meeting. Organized by Dr. Ihab Othman, the meeting fostered discussion of various topics in ocular oncology. The Eye Cancer Foundation (ECF) fellow, Dr. Abhilasha Maheshwari, shared recent findings of ECF supported research. She [..] Read More…


Rebuilding the Eye Using Amniotic Membrane Grafts

Byline: Published in The American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2019;198:45-53   Since 1940, a single, thin layer of amniotic membrane graft (AMG) has often been used for repairing the cornea and conjunctiva. However, Dr. Finger says: “our research shows that super-thick AMG (ST-AMG), up to ten times thicker than the prior AMG, is more effective for [..] Read More…


Rare Myxomas Discovered to Have Unique Ultrasound Results

What is a myxoma? With a minuscule incidence of less than 0.005%, a myxoma is a staggeringly rare condition. Defined as noncancerous tumors of our connective tissue, myxomas present similarly to other, slightly more common conditions such as conjunctival lymphoma, lymphangioma, ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN), or amelanotic melanoma. Consequently, they are usually misdiagnosed, or, [..] Read More…


Plant Compound As a Promising Eye Cancer Solution?

Miraculous medicinal herbs may no longer be considered alternative medicine. A natural plant derivative has recently shown promise as the basis of a lasting cure for malignant tumor growth, particularly in the progression of ocular melanoma. Ocular melanoma progresses when certain proteins in the cells of our body become locked in an active state, overwhelming [..] Read More…


Preserving Sight: Palladium-103 Radiation Therapy Saved This Patient’s Only Functioning Eye

October 2018–––In a recent publication in Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease, a noteworthy case report describes a patient with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in his only functioning eye who had his vision saved using a remarkable application of palladium-103 plaque radiation therapy.   Of all subtypes of conjunctival and corneal cancer, SCC [..] Read More…


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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