Saving Lives and Vision with Immunotherapy
Ocular cancer isn’t common, but when it strikes it can be life-threatening. Treating these tumors is complicated, depending on highly progressive surgical techniques, diverse advanced therapies and top-notch medical skills. That’s why ocular melanoma treatment in Israel takes a multidisciplinary approach, and a range of specialists join together to customize the most effective program for each patient. Oncologists, radiologists, hemato-oncologists and pathologists work together to save your vision and life.
WHAT is Ocular Melanoma Immunotherapy?
TIL immunotherapy for ocular melanoma is a cutting-edge procedure that transforms your own cells into cancer killer cells. Using genetic modification, these tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) are programmed to target and attack malignant cells.
WHEN is TIL immunotherapy given as ocular melanoma treatment in Israel?
Ocular melanoma – a cancer that occurs in melanin-producing cells – begins most typically in the middle layer of the eye, the uvea, which is why it is often called uveal melanoma. It is a malignant and aggressive tumor that can remain silent until it has spread to other parts of the body. At that point, it is referred to as metastatic melanoma. In general, TIL immunotherapy is used to treat metastatic melanoma.
WHY is ocular melanoma immunotherapy in Israel a top global choice?
Malignant eye tumors are rare, and it’s vital to choose a hospital that is equipped with the technologies, professional experience and expertise to provide optimal care. The Ocular Oncology Center of the Goldschleger Eye Institute at Sheba Medical Center in Israel is the largest of its kind in the country, performing more than 3,800 ocular procedures every year. Sheba offers modern specialized medical techniques, including ocular melanoma TIL immunotherapy.
WHO are the leading doctors for ocular melanoma treatment in Israel?
The staff of the Eye Institute at Sheba Medical Center comprises physicians from a wide range of specialties, all of whom are experienced leaders in their fields. There are more than 50 highly qualified ocular specialists and residents, 30 highly qualified nurses and a full team of medical technicians.
HOW does ocular melanoma treatment in Israel focus on quality of life?
At Sheba, immunotherapy for ocular melanoma as well as other the most advanced and personalized methods are used to preserve vision, save lives, and maximize quality of life. A holistic approach to medicine is practiced; treatment focuses on the whole person – and not just on the eye disease. Supportive services, rehabilitation and psychological care are just a few of the compassionate, patient-centric features Sheba is proud to offer on-site.