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Where this eye cancer information comes from

On this page are the major sources of information that we used to put together the eye cancer section


About our information

Cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer check all our information. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had a head and neck cancer, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



Cancer Research UK
CancerStats Series

The NHS artificial eye service
Information about eye prosthesis

US National Cancer Institute
Information on the treatment of intraocular (eye) melanoma

The American Cancer Society
Information about eye cancer



Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Tobias J and Hochhauser D
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

Principles and practice of oncology (10th edition)
De Vita VT, Lawrence TS and Rosenberg SA.
Lipponcott, Wiliams, Wilkins, 2014

The Textbook of Uncommon Cancers (4th edition)
Raghavan et al
Wiley, 2012


UK guidelines

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2015
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Uveal melanoma national guidelines (accredited by NICE)
Nathan P, Cohen V, Coupland S et al. January 2015 
Link to the guidelines on the Melanoma Focus website


Articles and reviews

Latest developments in the biology and management of uveal melanoma. Patel SP. Current Oncology Reports. 2013. 15 (6): 509-516

Uveal Melanoma. Papastefanou V and Cohen V. Journal of Skin Cancer. 2011. Article ID:573974.

Personalised treatment of uveal melanoma. Damato B and Heimann H. Eye. 2013. 27 (2): 172-179

Ocular surface squamous neoplasia: analysis of 78 cases from a UK ocular oncology centre. Maudgil A, Patel T, Rundle P et al British Journal of Opthalmology. 2013. 97 (2): 1520-1524

Primary intraocular lymphoma. Sagoo MS, Mehta H, Swampillai AJ et al. Survey of Opthalmology. 2014. 59 (5): 503-516

Plaque Radiotherapy for Residual or Recurrent Iris Melanoma after Surgical Resection in 32 Cases. SU Shah and others. Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov 29. 

Treatment selection for uveal melanoma. BE Damato. Developments in opthalmology. 2012;49:16-26. Epub 2011 Oct 21.

Clinical Survey of 3680 Iris Tumors Based on Patient Age at Presentation. CL Shields and others. Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct 27. 

Collaborative ocular melanoma study randomized trial of I-125 brachytherapy. BS Hawkins. Clinical Trials. 2011;8(5):661-73.

Current and emerging treatment options for uveal melanoma. Pereira and others. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2013:7 1669-1682


Specialist reviewers

Professor Ian Rennie MBChB, FRCS, FRCOphth – Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Susan, Sheffield UK – Patient reviewer



Dee McLean – McDee Art, Medical Illustration

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Updated: 4 July 2015