Eye Lymphoma Diagnosis
Your ophthalmologist will ask about your symptoms and check your vision and eye movement. The doctor will use an ophthalmoscope—an instrument with a light and a small magnifying lens—to get a good look inside the eye.
Certain imaging tests may be done. These help the ophthalmologist look at the tumor as well as see if the cancer has spread.
A biopsy is usually needed. This is where a sample of tissue or cells is taken to be looked at with a microscope and tested. For a biopsy, an ophthalmologist usually does a procedure called a vitrectomy. This is where they insert tiny instruments into the eye and take samples of the jelly-like vitreous.