TheCancer of the eye is uncommon. It can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of muscles, skin and nerves. If the cancer starts inside the eyeball it's called intraocular cancer. The most common intraocular cancers in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in the cells of the retina. Cancer can also spread to the eye from other parts of the body.
Treatment for eye cancer varies by the type and by how advanced it is. It may include surgery, radiation therapy, freezing or heat therapy, or laser therapy.
This list of symptoms and possible eye problems is for general reference only and is not intended to diagnose any specific eye disease or condition. Online symptom checkers can't cover all visual symptoms or all possible related conditions. Eye injuries, sudden changes to—or loss of—vision and eye pain can be signs of serious problems, requiring emergency attention. If you have any eye or vision symptoms, talk to your ophthalmologist. Always consult a doctor about your own health and seek treatment if you have any worries about your eyes or vision.