By Jonah Wilkes
- Blurred vision
- Seeing floaters
- Redness or swelling of the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye pain
The risk of eye cancer is higher in African and Asian Americans, as well as people that have lighter colored eyes. The risk also goes up with age, and it is slightly more common in men. Like most cancers, it can also be inherited.
Eye cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation therapy, laser therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
How it is Diagnosed
There's no proven method to screen for eye cancer, although most doctors recommend yearly tests to see if eye cancer is developing.
Eye cancer is most common in the elderly, as well as African-Americans and Asian-Americans. Eye cancer is also slightly more likely in darker eyes.
Before doing this, I didn't even know eye cancer existed, so all that I learned about it is new information for me.