Eye Cancer

Our compassionate team of ocular oncologists brings you the latest treatments for noncancerous and cancerous eye tumors.

Eye Cancer

Our compassionate team of ocular oncologists brings you the latest treatments for noncancerous and cancerous eye tumors.

Cancerous and Noncancerous Eye Disease Treatments That Bring Results

Our physicians and researchers at USC Roski Eye Institute bring you years of expertise and leading-edge care in successfully diagnosing and treating malignant (cancerous) and benign (noncancerous) eye tumors. You’ll find complete care right here, with access to comprehensive eye exams, diagnostic imaging and treatments that can help restore your eye health and improve your vision.

We work in consultation with your referring primary care providers, and because eye cancer conditions often require a multidisciplinary approach, we work collaboratively with specialists across our entire health system.

What Is Eye Cancer?

Eye cancer starts in the eye and occurs when a cancerous tumor grows in the tissues. These tumors can develop in different parts of the eye, including the eyeball or the orbit (tissue surrounding the eyeball). The most common type of eye cancer is called uveal melanoma, which begins in the eye’s pigment-producing cells (melanocytes).

Eye Cancer Conditions We Treat 

There are several types of eye cancer. They are categorized based on where it is located within the eye.  

  • Anterior segment and iris tumors 
  • Conjunctival tumors, such as ocular surface squamous neoplasia or melanoma 
  • Eyelid tumors 
  • Lymphoma of the eye and orbit 
  • Orbital and optic nerve lesions 
  • Retinoblastoma 
  • Uveal lesions, including melanoma, metastatic lesions, vascular lesions 

Eye Cancer Treatments We Offer 

We are passionate about delivering the best care possible and understand that your health and well-being are paramount. That’s why we take a comprehensive and personalized approach to your treatment. We go beyond treating eye cancer; we want to ensure you receive the support you need throughout your journey. 

In our pursuit of excellence, we offer cutting-edge treatments to combat eye cancer, including: 

  • Plaque brachytherapy  
  • Radiation therapy (in conjunction with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center) 
  • Systemic chemotherapy (topical) 
  • Tumor resection 

Diagnostic Services We Offer 

In the fight against eye cancer, advanced diagnostics play a critical role in early detection and accurate treatment planning. Our physicians use the latest tools and innovative techniques to identify eye cancer or other conditions affecting the eye and surrounding orbit at its earliest stages. This offers you a better chance of a successful outcome.  

Early diagnosis and regular comprehensive eye examinations are important to maintain eye health. Our diagnostic services are extensive and include the following: 

  • Biopsy of tumors 
  • B-scan ocular ultrasound 
  • Fluorescein angiography 
  • Fundus photography 
  • Gene expression profiling for choroidal melanoma 
  • Indocyanine green (ICG) angiography 
  • Optical coherence tomography 

Communication is key. We work closely with referring doctors and believe that patient education is empowering. You will be well-informed about your condition and the treatment options available to you. We make decisions as a team, ensuring you are actively involved in your care. 

Expert Care You Can Trust for the Most Advanced Eye Tumors

Plaque brachytherapy (radiation therapy), known as the USC Eye Physics plaque, is a pioneering treatment for choroidal melanoma developed by ocular oncologists at the USC Roski Eye Institute and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Over the past 20 years, our team has achieved a remarkable 98% success rate in controlling malignant uveal melanoma through the cutting-edge treatment Eye Physics plaque. This achievement speaks volumes about our dedication to providing the best care and outcomes for our patients battling eye cancer.

We specialize in the most cutting-edge imaging techniques and diagnostic tests for ocular cancer.

You get complete care with our team approach, including collaboration with the prestigious USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, to bring you a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Our Team

Jesse Lee Berry, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Clinical Scholar; USC …
Anterior Segment Diseases, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology  View more

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