Ocular Oncology Clinic
The UCSF Ocular Oncology Clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating all types of eye tumors, from the most common to the rare and complex. Many of our patients have benign (noncancerous) ocular tumors, such as a cyst or mole. Others have malignant (cancerous) tumors, most commonly intraocular melanoma and retinoblastoma, or secondary ocular cancer, which is cancer that started elsewhere in the body and has spread to the eye. The tools and expertise required for diagnosing and treating benign and malignant eye tumors are often the same.
Our team includes ocular oncologists, general oncologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists, geneticists and other specialists.
We are one of the only centers on the West Coast offering proton beam radiotherapy, which is the gold standard treatment for intraocular melanomas. The UCSF Ocular Melanoma Proton Radiation Program is one of the longest-standing programs of its kind in the nation. Since 1978, we have treated more than 1,500 ocular melanoma patients with proton therapy. Our experts are also at the forefront of research on ocular melanoma and proton therapy.
Doctor referral required
U.S. News rankings
Among the top hospitals in the nation
Best in Northern California and No. 7 in the nation for cancer care
Best in Northern California and No. 9 in the nation for ophthalmology
Accreditations & memberships
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF a comprehensive cancer center, its highest ranking. This designation is awarded to centers that demonstrate scientific excellence and the ability to conduct cancer research across many disciplines.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
UCSF is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. The network brings together leaders in treatment and research to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.
Commission on Cancer
UCSF's cancer programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1933. The CoC is a consortium of groups dedicated to improving cancer patients' survival and quality of life via research, education and better medical care.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Research
The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology are dedicated to uncovering the causes and mechanisms of eye diseases, with the goals of fighting vision loss and restoring sight.