Conditions & Symptoms of Eye Cancer
An intraocular (eye) cancer may be a primary cancer that originates inside the eye or a secondary cancer that spreads to the eye from some other part of the body. The symptoms may be classified into changes in vision, changes in the eye’s appearance and pain.
The most common symptoms of intraocular cancer include blurred vision or a decrease in the perceptible amount of light available. Occasional flashes of light may also be seen.
Intraocular cancer can also cause an increase in the number of floaters that can be seen.
Changes in Appearance
Intraocular cancers may cause the eye to bulge noticeably in its socket. They may also change the way the eye moves.
Pain is an unusual symptom of intraocular cancers and typically doesn’t occur until the tumor begins to displace surrounding structures.
Unusual symptoms of intraocular cancer include blindness in part of the field of vision and a dark spot on the iris that gets larger.