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Ocular Melanoma: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 am PT
Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer that can affect a person’s life and vision. Join UCLA eye surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, for an overview of ocular melanoma diagnosis and treatment at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, and strategies for improving health after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Register for the webinar >
Management of Eye Floaters
Thursday, September 6, 11:30 am PT
Eye Cancer Surgery: Part III
Ocular melanoma is a rare, potentially sight- and life-threatening form of cancer. Join us for a three-part webinar series with ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, PhD, of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Center UCLA, one of the largest centers in the country to treat ocular melanoma. In this third and final part of the series, Dr. McCannel talks about disease prevention in ocular melanoma, and the surgical strategies used by UCLA surgeons to prevent eye cancer. Register for the webinar >
Eye Cancer Surgery: Part II
Ocular melanoma is a rare, potentially sight- and life-threatening form of cancer. Join us for a three-part webinar series with ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, PhD, of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Center UCLA, one of the largest centers in the country to treat ocular melanoma. In this second part, Dr. McCannel goes over the clinical features of ocular melanoma and the signs that ophthalmologists use to make a correct diagnosis.
Eye Cancer Surgery: Part I
Ocular melanoma is a rare, potentially sight- and life-threatening form of cancer. Join us for a three-part webinar series with ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, PhD.
In this first part, Dr. McCannel covers melanoma surgery from a patient’s perspective, including what to expect during recovery and the treatment’s effectiveness on vision.
Diagnosing and Managing “Lazy Eye”
Thursday, March 16, 11:30 am PT
UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist Monica Khitri, MD, discusses the development of amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy eye.” She will address risk factors as well as diagnosis, prevention and management for children.
Nevus in the Eye – Could It Mean Cancer?
UCLA ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, PhD, discusses ocular melanoma, the most common primary form of eye cancer in adults. Dr. McCannel talks about risks for developing ocular melanoma from a benign nevus or freckle, suspicious lesions, and how an ocular oncologist can help monitor, diagnose and provide treatment early on.
The Ghoulish Risk of Costume Contact Lenses
UCLA ophthalmologist Benjamin Bert, MD, discusses the risks of using improperly fit contact lenses as well as how to care for normal contact lenses to prevent them from causing eye problems.
New Treatments for Ocular Melanoma
UCLA ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, discusses new surgical treatments resulting in improved vision compared to traditional techniques used to treat ocular melanoma. Dr. McCannel provides surgical descriptions and review data that supports the visual benefits of the novel approach to treating ocular melanoma at UCLA.
About Tara McCannel, M.D., Ph.D
Tara McCannel, M.D., Ph.D., the Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a leader in the field of ophthalmology and diseases of the retina and vitreous. She has pioneered new surgical treatment strategies in ocular melanoma that are both vision-saving and that provide patients with more knowledge about their cancer. Dr. McCannel belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Association of Ocular Oncology, the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. She is also a member of both the prestigious Retina and Macula Societies.
Uveal Melanoma, A Modern Approach to Ocular Oncology
UCLA ocular surgeon Tara McCannel, MD, discusses ocular melanoma and treatments that improve vision, as well as surgical treatments for retinal detachment, glaucoma, double vision in tumor-treated eyes. Dr. McCannel will cover diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up evaluations and interventions.