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Ocular Surface & Intraocular Cancers

Miguel A. Materin, MD
Miguel Materin, MD

Ocular Oncology is the specialty within ophthalmology 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

Our oculoplastics team takes care of biopsies, removal of eyelid tumors, eyelid reconstructive surgery, and the evaluation and treatment of orbital tumors.

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

Periocular Tumors & Cancers

Christopher J. Hwang, MD, MPH
Christopher Hwang, MD, MPH

Daniel Rubinstein, MD


The UNC Eye Ocular Oncology service provides diagnosis and treatment of cancer affecting the eye, the orbit (eye socket), and cancer of the eyelids. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call the UNC Kittner Eye Center at 984-974-2020.