Chula Vista Ocular Melanoma Treatment
Being diagnosed with ocular melanoma can be overwhelming. Finding the most experienced team to handle the care and management of your case is not only beneficial to your ocular health but also to your peace of mind. The right team will be by your side every step of the way to help treat the disease and preserve your quality of life.
If you are seeking a team to manage your ocular melanoma treatment in Chula Vista or a nearby areas, you could not be in better hands than with California Retina Associates. Our ophthalmologists have devoted their careers to helping people recover from serious eye diseases and preserve their precious eyesight.
Ocular Melanoma Radiation
Radiation therapy is a common ocular melanoma treatment that we recommend to some of our patients. The beams of intense energy can kill cancer cells or stop the melanoma from growing. There are two types of radiation therapy used in cases of ocular melanoma.
The more common type, called plaque radiation, entails attaching tiny radioactive seeds to a disk (plaque) and placing it on the wall of the eye adjacent to the tumor. The plaque remains in place for a few days while it delivers radiation to the tumor. The bottle cap-like design of the plaque prevents the nearby tissue from damage from the radiation. After four to five days, the plaque is removed.
The less common type of radiation therapy is delivered externally via machine. Focused beams of radiation are directed at the tumor with safeguards in place to protect the nearby healthy tissue.
Ocular Melanoma Surgery
Often our Chula Vista ocular melanoma treatment team suggests surgically treating the cancer. Surgery may remove the tumor and a small amount of tissue around the tumor, or it may involve removing the entire eye. In the case of the latter, which is called enucleation, an artificial eye is placed to match the size and color of the other eye.
Other Treatments for Ocular Melanoma
Other ocular melanoma treatments are currently being trialed to determine whether they may be better than the current standards. Our ophthalmologists are committed to staying abreast of all the advances in ocular melanoma treatment and offering those that have been found safe and effective.
Ocular Melanoma Treatment Imperial Beach, Eastlake and Bonita
California Retina Associates is the premier eye care practice for individuals seeking ocular melanoma treatment in Chula Vista and beyond. Our Chula Vista office is conveniently located in the South Bay area of San Diego by Chula Vista High School. Please feel free to reach out to us if you live in any of the following communities:
- Otay Ranch
- Rancho Del Ray
- Bella Lago
- Rolling Hills Ranch
- Eastlake Greens
- Yosemite Dr
- Eastlake Woods
- San Ysidro
- National City
- Bonita Long Canyon
- Paseo Ranchero
- Eastlake Trails
- Eastlake Vistas
If you live further east in San Diego or even outside San Diego County, we have two other offices to serve you. Our La Mesa office is close to Grossmont Center and our El Centro office is in Imperial Valley. We look forward to helping you, no matter where you live.
Please call or email California Retina Associates today to book a consultation with our ocular melanoma treatment team.