Skip to main content

Eye Cancer Program

General Page Main Content

Each person experiences eye cancer differently. We tailor treatments, some of which are not widely available, and other services to meet your unique needs. But one thing remains the same: our team’s commitment to restoring your health.

Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is a premier eye cancer program proudly serving our South Texas community. We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the region. You can count on us for innovative care, including the latest cancer drugs and surgical techniques. 

It’s natural to feel anxious when facing a eye cancer diagnosis, and we won’t keep you waiting. Many patients speak with multiple eye cancer experts and receive follow-up tests in one visit. Our team includes specialists who give you the support you need for a good care experience.

Eye cancer types we treat

  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Ocular Melanoma

Why choose us for eye cancer care?

Highlights of our program include:

  • Team approach: eye cancer treatment combines the expertise of multiple specialists. You receive care from surgeons, medical oncologists, imaging specialists and other doctors, many of whom specialize in eye cancers. We work together to plan and deliver the treatments that are best for your needs and preferences.
  • Surgical expertise: Our team includes eye surgeons with additional fellowship training in cancer care. If you need reconstructive surgery, you receive services from plastic surgeons who treat a high volume of eye patients. Our capabilities help you receive the high-quality care you deserve.
  • Safety: We excel in delivering focused cancer care with an eye toward your future health. 
  • Support: Our eye cancer navigator coordinates services to keep your care on track. Whether it’s making appointments or connecting you with resources such as food stamps, we’re here to help.

World-class eye cancer care in San Antonio

We partner with MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading programs. This partnership means you receive the highest level of care close to home. 

Timely eye cancer care

We help you start healing as quickly as possible with coordinated office visits. In one appointment, your visit may include:

  • Access to multiple doctors: You discuss treatment options with eye cancer experts specializing in surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology.
  • Additional testing: We offer same-day procedures to take a tissue sample (biopsy), allowing us to confirm or rule out a cancer diagnosis. We also perform advanced imaging studies.
  • Real-time results: Imaging experts interpret scans as soon as they are available to share the information with other members of your care team.
  • Support: You have the option of speaking with our eye cancer navigator to help plan the next steps of your care.

Research and clinical trials for eye cancer

In addition to proven care practices, you may opt to try new drugs or treatments that lower the risk of the cancer returning. We are exploring methods for using gentler treatments to achieve the same promising results people have come to expect of us.

Learn more about cancer clinical trials and research.