The passage of life’s year affects every individual’s health and medical conditions. From greying of hair to weakening of toes and knees, ageing brings to us various inconveniences. Nonetheless, would we want to add any more to this list of sufferings and problems? Surely, not. Thus, in the course of preventing yourself from the shades of ageing, it is important to focus on the health of every organ of your body. Especially, the most vulnerable organs need precise attention. Yes, we are talking about your eyes. We all are aware of eye problems such as Cataract, Glaucoma, Keratoconus, Macular degeneration, etc. Many of these problems are developed with the passing of age. Apart from these, one of the most critical eye problems that can affect you at an older age is the development of eye cancer. Similar to any other body part, eyes are also prone to develop a tumour. And, thus, causes eye cancer. The tumour can be of two types, Benign or Malignant. In the case of a benign tumour, the tumour does not spread outside of the eye whereas, in the case of a malignant tumour, it does. Eye cancer is actually a life threatening problem. The consequences of eye cancer can range from totally losing vision to being a threat to life. The problem is pretty widespread in the country yet remains unknown to a majority of people. As per studies, India witnesses around 10,000 cases of eye cancer per annum. Suggestively, adults are more prone to the problem in comparison to children or adolescents. Even so, there are varied types of cancers (Benign and Malignant tumour) which possess heterogeneous effects on different age groups.
- UVEAL METASTASIS: It is secondary cancer which spreads into the Uvea of the eyes from some another affected part of the body.
- Melanoma: Melanoma or Uveal Melanoma is cancer which develops due to the obstinate growth of a specific type of cell, called Melanocytes.
- Intraocular Lymphoma: This cancer is not diagnosed handily. It is so because it is developed in the eyeball.
- Retinoblastoma: It is a rare kind of intraocular cancer figuratively caused to children. As per records, every year, about 1500 children gets affected by retinoblastoma.
- Hemangioma: It is also a benign tumour. It emerges in the blood vessels and affects the retina and choroid.