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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

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; […]

Only a Moment in Time

A Story of Frustrations, Close Calls, Fun, and Lucky Breaks. The Autobiography of Jerry A. Shields, M.D. Available at Blurb

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 […]

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