Malignant Transformation

https://www.aao.org/1-minute-video/multimodal-imaging-signs-of-malignant-transformati In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Carol Shields offers tips for managing patients who present with a pigmented lesion at the back of the eye. Risk factors that predict the transformation of choroidal nevus in melanoma can be remembered with the following mnemonic: To Find Small Ocular Melanoma Doing IMaging. T: thickness over two millimeters; […]

Treating Iris Melanoma

In this 1-Minute video, Dr. Carol Shields offers advice for treating iris melanoma. Ocular oncologists generally devise treatment strategies based on tumor size, location and shedding of pigment. Small tumors are typically resected, while large tumors might be treated with radiotherapy. But enucleation may be necessary for tumors that have shed pigment. Tube shunts and […]

Differentiating Benign vs Malignant Conjunctival Tumors in Children

“There have been only a few series on conjunctival tumors in children, most of which have been histopathologic series and only one substantial previous clinical series on 262 cases from our department. In this current analysis, we assessed a large cohort of 806 consecutive conjunctiva tumors in children, and assessed, for the first time in […]

Building A Practice And A Relationship

Click to continue reading this wonderful article written about Drs. Carol & Jerry Shields; Soon to be found in EyeWorld Magazine’s February 2017 edition.

Founders Award Lecturer gives update on retinal tumor research

Ocular oncology specialists have made strides in identifying and treating retinal tumors in recent years, Carol L. Shields, MD, told colleagues at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting. Among new ways of identifying tumors, Shields said that the fundus finding of a retina achromic patch helps lead to the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which is […]