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Eye tumor

What are eye tumors?

An Eye tumor is a tumor (growths) in the eye. They are not common, but when they are, they often grow on the coloured part of the eye, called the iris, or at the back of the eye. Left untreated, they can seriously threaten not only vision, but also life.

Many eye tumors show no symptoms in the early stages but symptoms occur as the tumor or tumors grow. A quick diagnosis and good treatment are essential in treatment.

Learning that vision is affected can be incredibly disorienting. Once the initial emotions fade, finding comfort in the realization that others share similar experiences can offer support. Many individuals, whether recently diagnosed or having lived with eye tumors for years, navigate similar circumstances.

If one experiences visual impairment as a result, there are devices available to help with tasks that people have difficulty with. These aids can provide support with tasks that require vision and can help you continue to lead a full and independent life.

Image of vision without and with eye tumors
Left: normal vision. Right: view with eye tumors

What can one expect from eye tumors?

There are many treatment methods. These range from laser therapy or radiotherapy to removing the tumor itself, in extreme cases, removing the eye, depending on the size, type and location of the tumor.

Learn more about eye tumors

Extensive information is available. This information is intended to inform you about the most important aspects of this eye condition and is not intended to replace the information one receives from the doctor or eye specialist.

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