Your vision is important. When eye cancer develops in or around the eye, you need the expertise of highly specialized ophthalmologists who can create a treatment plan that meets your needs and minimizes vision loss. Our ocular oncology, or eye cancer, team has the experience and knowledge to deliver the most comprehensive care in the region.

Truhlsen Eye Institute is one of the only centers nationwide providing dedicated care for intraocular and periocular cancers for adults and children.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Uveal melanoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Eye lymphoma
  • Nevus (eye freckle)
  • Radiation retinopathy
  • Eye metastasis

Our eye cancer specialists also treat patients with eye or vision-related symptoms from other cancer types and treatments.

What to expect

Before your first appointment, the eye cancer specialists at Truhlsen Eye Institute will review your medical history and begin working on a personalized treatment plan. During your evaluation, additional testing may be required to help determine the best course of treatment. This testing could include ultrasound, MRI or a CT scan.

Our ocular oncology experts work closely with specialists throughout Nebraska Medicine to determine the best course of treatment for you. This multidisciplinary team may include specialists in oculoplastic surgery, radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, head and neck surgery, ocular prosthetics and genetics.

Treatment options could include:

  • Radiation plaque therapy
  • Eye cancer surgery
  • Chemotherapy

Our eye cancer team works with a shared goal in mind: to create an effective, targeted treatment plan that meets your needs and preserves your quality of life.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

Receive advanced, coordinated eye care close to home

Ocular oncology experts at the Truhlsen Eye Institute are committed to delivering world-class, personalized eye care to patients in Nebraska and the surrounding areas. The Truhlsen Eye Institute features state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment. It is the only institute in the region providing comprehensive care for adults and children affected by eye cancer.

Nebraska Medicine is an NCI-designated cancer center

We bring together more than 200 world-leading specialists and researchers to transform the cancer experience. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center in Nebraska.

All patients undergoing cancer treatment have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which serves as a treatment center and an around-the-clock urgent-care-type facility for those battling cancer — a rare offering in the region.

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