Eye Lymphoma Treatment
Eye lymphoma usually is treated with chemotherapy and external radiation therapy (or sometimes a combination of both).
Chemotherapy is taking medication to kill cancer cells. It can be given directly in the eye, through a vein, or directly into fluid in the spine.
Radiation therapy uses beams of very high energy to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Radiation may be targeted only at the affected eye or at both eyes, depending upon where the cancer is.
Radiation therapy may also be targeted to the brain and spinal cord. This can help prevent cancer from spreading there or help destroy hidden cancer cells.
If you have any questions about eye lymphoma, be sure to ask. Your ophthalmologist is committed to protecting your sight.