Ocular oncology, or eye cancer, is a cancer that forms in tissues in and around the eye. Eye cancer can occur in the newborn, in children and in adults. Given the rarity of eye tumors and complexity of tumor management, there are very few centers in the world dealing exclusively with eye tumors. Thus there is a need to have an exclusive Institute for Eye Cancer with focus on patient care, rehabilitation, education, research, and innovation. Hence L V Prasad Eye Institute and Operation Eyesight Universal joined hands in September 2015 to inaugurate the first of its kind “The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer” at Kallam Anji Reddy campus, LVPEI, Hyderabad, India offering the entire value chain of services for eye cancer under one roof. State-of-the-art services are provided at the centre of excellence and at all tertiary centres of the institute including Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, and Vijayawada. True to the principles of the Institute, we continue to provide free compassionate care to over 50% patients coming from the underprivileged group.
The aims of the Operation Eye Sight Universal institute for Eye cancer are
- To achieve life salvage so that all may live
- To achieve globe salvage so that all may keep their eyes
- To achieve vision salvage so that all may see
The Ocular Oncology Service at L V Prasad Eye Hospital manages tumors at various sites in the eye region including:
Eyelid Tumors – arising on the eyelids or eyebrow region.
Conjunctival Tumors – on the surface of the eye.
Corneal Tumors – on the front surface of the eye.
Orbital Tumors – occurring behind the eye and pushing the eye forward.
Intraocular Tumors – occurring inside the eye in the region of the
- Ciliary body
- Optic disc