What is eye cancer?

Learn about different parts of the eye and how they each can be affected by cancer.

Eye cancer symptoms

There are not always obvious symptoms for eye cancer and it is most likely to be picked up during a routine eye test.

Risks and causes of eye cancer

Eye cancer is very rare in the UK. We know there are some possible risk factors for different types of eye cancer.

Eye cancer survival

Eye cancer is rare so statistics for eye cancer are harder to estimate.

Stages and types of eye cancer

The stage and type of your eye cancer helps your specialist decide what treatment you need. 

Diagnosing eye cancer

You should see your doctor or optician if you notice a change that isn't normal for you or if you have any of the possible signs and symptoms of eye cancer.

Treatment for eye cancer

Your treatment depends on the type and stage of your eye cancer, and your general health.

Living with eye cancer

Find out where you can get support to help you cope with eye cancer and its treatment.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest UK research looking at eye cancer.

Last reviewed: 
08 Sep 2021
Next review due: 
08 Sep 2024
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer