Understanding Retinoblastoma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXZWu56EUFc Retina Health for Life Podcast Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that affects infants and small children. In recent years, significant advances have been made in retinoblastoma diagnosis and treatment, helping not only save children’s lives but in many cases preserving vision in the eye affected by cancer. On this episode of […]

Cancer never stops – and neither do we

https://theophthalmologist.com/subspecialties/cancer-never-stops-and-neither-do-we? Cancer Never Stops – and Neither Do We Organizing our ocular oncology service in unprecedented circumstances Carol Shields | 09/21/2020 | Hot Topic The Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye never stopped working during the COVID-19 pandemic – instead of putting the brakes on patient care, we flipped the switch and nearly overnight converted to a telehealth […]

Dr. Carol Shields tops 2020 list of international ophthalmologists

The Power List 2020 – Power List 2020 Carol L. Shields, Director, Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA Your three wishes? To save every life; to save every eye; to save every visual acuity. Realizing that this might not be possible, currently, then I would modify the last: […]

Light-activated Nanoparticle for Uveal Melanoma

https://www.aao.org/interview/light-activated-nanoparticle-therapy-uveal-melanom   In this interview from AAO 2019, Dr. Carol Shields discusses a new light-activated nanoparticle therapy (AU-011) for ocular melanoma. The particle, which is attached to a chromophore, binds to melanoma cells and is activated by a 689-nanometer light. Early-stage trials look promising, she explains, with preliminary results demonstrating minimal vision loss, suggesting this […]

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 […]