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

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Ophthalmic Oncology

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

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