2nd October 2019


What are the side effects of eye cancer?

Possible side effects of radiation therapy. The main concern with radiation therapy is damage to parts of the eye, leading to problems such as cataracts, retinal detachment, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye), or bleeding into the eye.

What are the symptoms of melanoma in the eye?

When they do occur, signs and symptoms of eye melanoma can include:
  • A growing dark spot on the iris.
  • A sensation of flashing lights.
  • A change in the shape of the dark circle (pupil) at the center of your eye.
  • Poor or blurry vision in one eye.
  • Loss of peripheral vision.

Is retinoblastoma painful?

A cloudy white pupil, which might look silvery white or yellow in bright light, is often the first sign of retinoblastoma. This is called leukocoria, or "cat's eye reflex." Other symptoms include: reddish pupil, often with pain.
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