Ocular Oncology Service

Tumors related to the eye, also known as ocular tumors, can range from harmless to potentially life-threatening and can be primary (first discovered in the eye) or metastatic (spreading from another location).

Our team is focused on treating the childhood cancer, retinoblastoma, the most common type of ocular tumor found in children. We also have the expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of other conditions, including astrocytoma, hamartoma and rhabdomyosarcoma.

Our expertise in ocular oncology

Led by retinal specialist, Efren Gonzalez, MD, and oncology specialist, Junne Kamihara, MD, our Ocular Oncology Service brings together experts in ophthalmology, oncology, neurointerventional radiology, cancer genetics, and radiation oncology to provide exceptional, coordinated care to patients diagnosed with ocular oncology conditions. 

Ophthalmologists on the ocular oncology team are also trained as pediatric ophthalmologists. Not only do we treat the tumor — but we also provide care for all aspects of the eye and evaluation of proper development of the visual system.

Why choose the Ocular Oncology Service at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s

Our ocular oncology team relies on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and works closely to coordinate our efforts with the specialized services of pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology and interventional radiology.

Our research program also offers unique access to clinical trials in which children can receive the newest treatments. A major focus of our program is the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to the bedside to benefit patients. Through this research, our physicians work to improve therapeutic approaches and outcomes for children with ocular tumors.

Get more in-depth information about the Ocular Oncology Service on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s website.