Eye Cancer

Eye cancer is an umbrella term describing any type of cancer that can form within the eye. While cancer in the eye is most commonly a result of metastasis from another cancer type, this is not considered true (or primary) eye cancer, which must originate in the eye in order to qualify. Among the primary eye cancers, melanoma is the most frequently seen, followed by intraocular lymphoma, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Approximately 3,360 people are annually diagnosed with eye cancer in the United States.