Ocular Oncology

The UNC Eye Ocular Oncology service provides diagnosis and treatment of cancer affecting the eye, the orbit (eye socket), and cancer of the eyelids.

Ophthalmic Oncology is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer affecting the eye, orbit (eye socket) and eyelids. The Ocular Oncology service at UNC works in conjunction with the expert team of oncologists at UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center.  

The Ocular Oncology Service was established in 2001 to provide the most up to date therapy for ophthalmic cancer patients in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, patients are given immediate access to ancillary testing and consultation with radiation therapy specialists, geneticists and a variety of surgical services as needed in order to ensure the highest standard of care.  

Conditions treated include:

  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Retinoblastoma 
  • Ocular and Orbital Metastasis 
  • Tumors of the Eyelid, Orbit and Ocular Surface. 

UNC Eye Ocular Oncology Faculty:

Odette HoughtonOdette M. Houghton, M.D.

Associate Professor

Ocular Oncology Specialty: Intraocular Tumors

Appointments: 984-974-2020


Kathleen Gordon, M.D.Kathleen Gordon, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Ocular Oncology Specialty: Intraocular Tumors

Appointments: 984-974-2020
 


Kevin Gertsch, M.D.

Kevin Gertsch, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Ocular Oncology Specialty: Pediatric Ocular Oncology

Appointments: 984-974-2020
 


Kevin Gertsch, M.D.

Renzo Zaldivar, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Ocular Oncology Specialty: Orbital Diseases

Appointments: 984-974-2020