Eye Melanoma

Eye Melanoma

Eye melanoma specialist David Abramson

David Abramson cares for people with eye melanoma. He also heads MSK’s ophthalmic oncology team, the only one of its kind in the United States.

Eye melanoma is also called uveal melanoma or ocular melanoma. It is a type of eye cancer. It’s the most common eye cancer in adults.

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Signs and Symptoms of Eye Melanoma

Signs of eye melanoma include:

  • blurred or changed vision
  • a dark spot on your eyelid or iris
  • a change in the shape of one of your pupils

If you notice these symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor right away. The sooner your condition is treated, the better your chances for a cure.

Eye Melanoma Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a leading center for eye melanoma diagnosis and treatment. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care. People with eye melanoma benefit from the expertise of a team of experts. Working together, our ophthalmic oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and neurologists create a coordinated, personalized treatment plan.

Our ocular melanoma doctors are also leading researchers in the field. We may be able to offer new drug treatments through our program of melanoma clinical trials.

Eye Melanoma Experts

David H. Abramson, MD
David H. Abramson

Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery

Pictured: Jasmine H. Francis
Jasmine H. Francis

Attending Surgeon

M.H. Heinemann, MD, FACS
M.H. Heinemann

Associate Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Barker
Christopher A. Barker

Vice-Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director, Skin Cancer and Melanoma Radiation Oncology

Alexander N. Shoushtari, MD
Alexander N. Shoushtari

Assistant Attending Physician