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Ocular Cancer Treatment in Columbus

Ocular cancer can be a daunting diagnosis. But at Columbus CyberKnife, we offer a beacon of hope with advanced, vision-preserving treatment options.

Our state-of-the-art technology, the CyberKnife, delivers a revolutionary approach to eye cancer treatment.

Unlike traditional radiation, the CyberKnife utilizes robotics and computer guidance to precisely target tumors with high-dose radiation, minimizing damage to healthy tissue surrounding your eye.

What is Ocular Cancer?

Ocular cancer encompasses a variety of malignant conditions that originate in or around the eye.

The most prevalent type of ocular cancer in adults is intraocular melanoma, specifically affecting the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina. This type of melanoma arises from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes.

Other significant forms of ocular cancer include intraocular lymphoma, typically seen in older adults, and retinoblastoma, a rare childhood cancer starting in the retinal cells​​.

Ocular cancers can be primary, originating within the eye, or secondary, which are cancers that have spread to the eye from other parts of the body, such as the breasts or lungs. These secondary cancers typically affect the uvea.

What is the CyberKnife Treatment?

The CyberKnife is an advanced form of radiation therapy that utilizes robotic technology to deliver highly precise radiation doses to tumors, including those located in the eye.

The system combines real-time imaging and robotic movement to adapt to patient movements, ensuring radiation is precisely targeted to the tumor site while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissues.

This level of precision is particularly beneficial in treating ocular cancers, where safeguarding the intricate structures of the eye and preserving vision are paramount​​.

The CyberKnife treatment is non-invasive and usually completed in fewer sessions compared to traditional radiation therapies, reducing the overall burden of treatment on the patient.

This technique, being a non-surgical solution, can be especially valuable for patients who have tumors in locations difficult to address through conventional surgery

Benefits of the CyberKnife for Ocular Cancer Treatment

  • Precision and Safety: The CyberKnife system’s robotic design allows for sub-millimeter accuracy in delivering radiation. This precision minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissues, which is particularly important in ocular cancer treatment where preserving vision is a priority.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment: As a non-surgical solution, the CyberKnife system offers an alternative for patients who may not be candidates for traditional surgery due to the location or complexity of the tumor. This method reduces the physical and emotional stress associated with invasive procedures.
  • Real-Time Motion Sync: The real-time motion adaptive technology of the CyberKnife system is critical for treating ocular tumors, as it compensates for any movement by the patient during treatment. This ensures continuous accuracy and effectiveness, even if the patient moves slightly.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: The CyberKnife treatments are typically completed in fewer sessions compared to traditional radiation therapy (5 vs. 40), which not only shortens the overall treatment duration but also reduces the inconvenience and stress associated with longer treatment schedules.

Columbus CyberKnife for Ocular Cancer Treatment

At Columbus CyberKnife, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care with a focus on comfort, convenience, and superior outcomes.

Support: Our team of specialists is committed to supporting you every step of the way, from initial consultation through follow-up.

Expertise: Opt for a facility that combines many years of expertise in treating ocular cancers with compassionate care.

Advanced Technology: Our CyberKnife technology makes us a preferred choice for patients seeking effective and precise cancer treatment with minimal side effects and downtime.

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Discover how the state-of-the-art CyberKnife system can change your approach to cancer treatment.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you or your loved ones fight ocular cancer with precision and care.


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Ocular cancer is rare. Only about 3,500 cases are diagnosed a year in the U.S.


Radiation therapy has a success rate of up to 90% for treating ocular cancer.