The Ocular Oncology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors that affect the eye, known as ocular tumors. The clinic is led by an internationally-renowned ophthalmologist who has treated thousands of patients from around the world with all types of ocular tumors, including over 4,000 patients with intraocular melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer.
We are also one of the only centers on the West coast offering proton beam radiotherapy, which is the gold standard of treatment for most patients with intraocular melanomas. The UCSF Ocular Melanoma Proton Radiation Program is one of the longest standing programs of its kind in the nation. Since 1978, more than 1,500 ocular melanoma patients have been treated at UCSF with proton therapy. Our experts are at the forefront of research on ocular melanoma and proton therapy.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of eye tumors, from the common to the most complex. Many patients coming to our clinic have a benign (non-cancerous) ocular tumor, such as a cyst, hemorrhage or nevus (mole). Do not assume that you have a dangerous condition just because you are referred to an "oncology" clinic.
Some of our patients do have a malignant (cancerous) tumor, most commonly intraocular melanoma and retinoblastoma, which are very rare forms of cancer. Others have what is known as a secondary ocular cancer, which starts somewhere else, such as the breast or lung, and then spreads to the eye. It is important to note that the tools and expertise required for diagnosing and treating both benign and malignant ocular tumors are often the same.
You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.
Ocular Oncology Clinic
Beckman Vision Center
8 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 514-6918
Fax: (415) 514-6919
Hours: Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
We offer the most advanced treatment approaches for benign and malignant ocular tumors. In some cases, a combination of therapies may be used to achieve the best possible results.
At UCSF, we provide holistic care, treating not only the tumor itself but the whole person, including a patient's family. Our multidisciplinary team includes experts from different fields of medicine who work closely together to deliver the most effective care: