Eye Cancer

At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, our highly trained and experienced specialists have spent years studying and effectively treating eye cancer. We are committed to restoring the health of the eyes and saving your vision as much as possible. Our patients are the focus of all we do.

Eye cancer care at AHN

At the Cancer Institute, we have an integrated approach to treating eye cancer. Specialists including surgeons, ophthalmologists, neurologists, oncologists, and radiologists all work with you to develop the strongest treatment plan. At our tumor boards (cancer care meetings), eye cancer specialists discuss complex cases and recommend treatment options personalized to your needs.

Our team gives you an accurate diagnosis and develops your unique treatment strategy quickly so you can feel better faster. And our lines of communication are open. We are always available to explain a procedure, discuss your treatment, and answer all of your questions. Our approach to care includes robust support services such as support groups, palliative care, and cancer genetics. Learn more about why people choose us for eye cancer treatment.

Learn how AHN nurse navigators will support you throughout your cancer journey:

Types of eye cancer

Our experienced team is skilled at diagnosing eye cancer quickly and accurately. The two categories of eye cancer are:

  •  Periocular cancer is the most common kind of eye cancer. This term refers to cancer of the eyelid, cancers of the conjunctiva (the surface coverings of the eye), and the eye itself.
  •  Orbital cancer refers to cancer of the eye muscles, the nerves attached to the eye, or the bones of the eye socket.

Diagnosing eye cancer

We run a full range of tests to precisely diagnose the presence of eye cancer and determine what type it is. An accurate diagnosis helps us tailor the most appropriate treatment plan for you. We complete the diagnostic tests quickly, so you don’t have to wait long for answers. Find out more about eye cancer diagnosis.

Eye cancer treatment

Our skilled and experienced oncologists and ophthalmologists work together to tailor a treatment plan for you, while working to preserve your eyes and vision. Our treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Get more information on eye cancer treatment.

Contact us

Call the AHN Cancer Help Line anytime at (412) 578-HOPE (412) 578-4673 to schedule a cancer-related appointment or to just talk with our nurses about diagnoses, treatments, and side effects.