The 40-year-old man arrived at the hospital after noticing that for some time his eyes were always red and he could no longer see very clearly, unfortunately, he was soon diagnosed with eye cancer.
There are numerous scientific studies that have revealed that the green light of the screen of mobile phones can induce the death of human retinal cells and not only adversely harm our vision but can also create more serious disorders.
The light rays from our mobile phones will directly hit your eye when you utilize them in a dim or dark place. The eye tissue will take longer to dry as a result. This has the potential to cause blindness and eye cancer in the long run.
Apparently, the man in the picture above always utilized his cell phone for 30 minutes in the dark every night before bed.
The term “eye cancer” is a general one that covers a wide range of cancers that can appear in different parts of the eye. A tumor develops when normal cells in or near the eye change and expand out of control. A tumor could be benign or cancerous. A “benign tumor” is a tumor that has the potential to grow but not to spread. A malignant tumor is one that has the potential to grow and spread to other regions of the body. An intraocular (inside the eye) malignancy is cancer that develops in the eyeball.
Ophthalmologists, also known as “eye MDs,” are physicians who focus on conditions affecting the eyes and how they work. Intraocular melanoma can be identified and treated by these professionals (see below). An optometrist is a different kind of eye physician. They recommend contact lenses and spectacles. They are not medical professionals and lack the training necessary to treat intraocular cancer.
Eyes and their components
The eye is a light-collecting organ that transmits commands to the brain so it can create images. The three main parts of the eye are as follows:
Influence zone (eye socket)
Adnexal (accessory) structures include the tear ducts and eyelids.
The eye’s outer layer is made up of the sclera, retina, and uvea. The sclera is the outside layer of the eyeball. Information is sent from the eye to the brain through the retina, a layered tissue that lines the inside of the eyeball. The uvea is in charge of feeding the eye. Both the retina and the uvea have blood arteries.
The uvea consists of the following parts:
The iris is the eye’s colored area that regulates the amount of light that enters the eye.
Ciliary body: Muscular organ that produces the watery fluid in the eye and aids in eye focus.
The choroid, a layer of tissue behind the retina that supplies the interior of the eye, is made up of connective tissue and pigmented (coloured) cells called melanocytes. The choroid is the site of tumors most frequently found.
Various types of intraocular cancer exist.
The most common intraocular cancer in adults is uveal metastases, or cancer that has spread to the uvea from another region of the body. This condition is known as “secondary cancer.” The primary intraocular cancer discussed on this page started in the eye and did not spread to other body parts.
Melanoma is the major intraocular cancer that strikes people the most frequently. Melanocytes, or skin cells, begin to multiply uncontrollably at this point. Uveal melanoma is another name for intraocular melanoma.
Less frequent variations of intraocular tumors include:
Intraocular lymphoma is the term used to describe lymphoma that begins inside the eye. It’s a rare condition that’s challenging for medical professionals to diagnose. Numerous doctors categorize intraocular lymphoma as a kind of central nervous system lymphoma. The most prevalent form of intraocular lymphoma is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Retinoblastoma is an uncommon form of childhood eye cancer.
A benign tumor called a hemangioma develops in the choroid and retina’s blood vessels.
Other eye cancers that are infrequent include:
Conjunctival melanoma is a malignancy of the conjunctiva, a membrane that lines the eyelid and eyeball. If untreated, it can spread to the body’s lymph nodes, which are tiny organs with bean-like shapes that fight disease. Conjunctival melanoma typically returns after therapy and presents as dark spots on the surface of the eye. On a lesion that seems to be conjunctival melanoma, doctors frequently do a biopsy. An operation called a biopsy involves removing a sample of tissue and examining it under a microscope.
Eyelid carcinoma (basal or squamous cell) is a kind of skin cancer that affects the eyelids. This tumor can be surgically removed and, if found early enough, is usually not harmful.
Lacrimal gland tumors are either benign or malignant tumors of the glands that produce tears.
Symptomless intraocular melanoma is common. A melanoma is frequently identified during a routine eye exam by an ophthalmologist. Loss of vision that is painless is the most common symptom.
People who have ocular cancer may encounter the following signs or symptoms. Eye cancer patients may not exhibit any of these symptoms. As an alternative, conditions other than cancer may be to blame for these symptoms.
having vision issues
One loses some of their field of view.
observing flashes of light
There are apparent spots, squiggly lines, or floating objects.
a dark spot on the iris’ surface. Iris melanoma is distinguishable from choroidal and ciliary body melanoma because it presents as dark spots on the eye.
Please visit your doctor if you are concerned about one or more of the symptoms or signs on this list. Your doctor will enquire about the frequency and duration of the symptom(s), in addition to other things. This will help with the diagnosis—the process of identifying the condition’s underlying cause.
In the event that cancer is found, symptom alleviation is a crucial part of care and treatment. This sort of care is referred to as supportive care, palliative care, and symptom management. Make an appointment with your doctor to go over any symptoms you are experiencing, particularly any symptoms that are new or changing.