Chemotherapy for eye cancer

Surv Ophthalmol. Mar-Apr 2001;45(5):416-44. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6257(00)00210-1.


Chemotherapy has been used to treat a multitude of eye cancers. We attempted to review the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of ocular, adnexal, and orbital malignancies by conducting an extensive search of the medical literature. Unfortunately, the published reports typically contain few patients with limited follow-up, precluding definitive recommendations. For most eye cancers, multicenter trials will offer the potential to gather the numbers of patients required to determine the clinical utility of chemotherapy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Eye Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Eye Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antineoplastic Agents