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Patient Tools

Spotlight Text
The first eBook reader specifically for individuals with vision loss.

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Melanoma Calculator
The “to find small ocular melanoma” calculator.

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What is Eye Cancer?
Learn more about the various types of eye tumors we see every day.

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Medical Dictionary

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Give Life

The Eye Tumor Research Foundation is dedicated to the research of various types of eye cancer. With your help, they can not only save someone else's life but develop even better treatment options for you!

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Tips & Advice For Vision Loss

Pratical tips and encouraging advice for living well with vision life.

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Stay Informed

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Latest News

Colonia’s Poznanski has the vision to win a NJ state wrestling title

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2019/12/18/nj-wrestling-colonias-poznanksi-has-vision-win-state-title/2691780001/ John Poznanski may have lost an eye to a rare disease as a toddler, but the adversity has not impaired the nationally ranked Colonia High School wrestler’s state championship vision. “Many people probably don’t know that I only have one eye,” said Poznanski, who had his left eye replaced with an ocular prosthesis shortly […]

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; […]

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