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Ophthalmic oncology

Published on 21 April 2022

The Scottish Ophthalmic Oncology Service provides care for both intra and extra-occular tumours. The service is in the Department of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

What is ophthalmic oncology?

Experts provide diagnosis and management of malignant tumours or suspected tumours of the eye and adnexal structures in adults, where specialist knowledge is required. Review and treatment for children and young people is restricted to exceptional circumstances.

The service treats:

  • Intraocular tumours, which include uveal melanoma, uveal metastases, choroidal haemangioma, indeterminate choroidal lesions and uveal lesions with high risk characteristics
  • Conjunctival tumours, which include pre-malignant and malignant conjunctival lesions such as primary acquired melanosis, conjunctival melanoma, conjunctival lymphoma, ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN), conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and conjunctival squamous carcinoma in situ
  • Orbital tumours, which include all primary and secondary orbital cancers
  • Advanced adnexal cancers, which include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma and sebaceous gland carcinoma

Full information about this service can be found on their website.

Lead clinician

Dr Paul Cauchi


Ophthalmic Oncology
Gartnavel General Hospital
1053 Great Western Road
G12 0YN

Referral process

Referrals to the service will be accepted from ophthalmologists from all parts of Scotland.

NSD contact

NSD Specialist Services

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