Intraocular Tumors in a Nutshell: Choroidal Nevus, Melanoma, Metastasis, and Retinoblastoma Update

    • CE credits 1 hours
    • COPE code 78808-SD / 124339
    • Available until Jun 20, 2025


Guest Lecturer
Carol L. Shields,
Chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthal. at Thomas Jefferson University

Disclosure: Dr. Shields serves on advisory boards for Aura Biosciences and Immunocore.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn keys to melanoma identification
  • Understand critical elements of melanoma genetics
  • Develop a systemic approach to melanoma treatment

Course Description

Through examination of new developments and trends in the field of ocular oncology, this video lecture course will take learners through key features of intraocular tumors.

Dr. Carol Shields, our guest lecturer, discusses the genetic influences and mutations that might contribute to melanoma development as well as the advantages and potential drawbacks of each chemotherapy strategy used to treat retinoblastoma.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Exploring Melanoma Genetics
  • Melanoma Treatment Strategies
  • Prognosis and Metastasis in Melanoma
  • Understanding Retinoblastoma and its Chemotherapy

Course Video Preview

Quick Question

Consider a patient who presents with uveal metastasis and suspected undiagnosed cancer. Where is primary cancer most likely located?

  • Lung

    This is discussed further in the lecture at approximately 42 minutes in.

  • Skin Melanoma
  • Kidney
  • Ovaries / Testes

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